Whether you’re looking to enhance your academic qualifications for admission to a health professional school or you want to advance your career in the healthcare industry, Meredith’s master’s in biomedical sciences (MABMS) offers a rigorous curriculum, individualized advising, and exceptional professional skills training.

“The M.A. in Biomedical Sciences’ rigorous graduate curriculum allows students to demonstrate their ability to handle the demands of work at the professional school level. This program also provides unique professional skills training coupled with highly individualized advising by faculty who are experts in the healthcare field.”

Our MABMS Program

The Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MABMS) prepares students for careers as healthcare providers. The challenging curriculum trains students at the graduate level in biomedical sciences and provides professional development for students pursuing a variety of healthcare careers, including medicine, dentistry, physician assistant studies, and physical therapy, or seeking employment in the healthcare industry.

MABMS provides a strong foundation for students in the areas of pre-clinical science, healthcare ethics, and preventative health. The non-thesis master’s program consists of 31 graduate credit hours (eleven courses). Seven courses cover scientific foundations of medicine, two cover ethics and statistical foundations of evidence-based healthcare, and two are professional development courses. 

Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences vs. Pre-Health Certificate Program

The MABMS is designed for individuals who have taken basic life sciences courses and done well in them. Such students need to take higher-level courses to secure entry into an advanced healthcare program.

In contrast, the pre-health certificate program is designed for individuals who are changing careers as well as those who need to repeat basic life sciences courses to enhance their profile with graduate healthcare programs.

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Why Earn Your Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at Meredith?

  • One-on-one guidance by expert pre-health advisors. At Meredith, we recognize that your background is unique. Our faculty advisors know how to effectively enhance your applications to health professions programs in a way that builds on your strengths while addressing any areas of weakness.
  • In-person instruction. All classes are delivered in person, giving you the opportunity to build strong relationships with your faculty and peers.
  • Competitively priced, high-quality program. The MABMS program is priced competitively and builds on the strong track record of our pre-health certificate program. It’s also designed to be completed in just one year, saving you time and money.
  • Diverse cohort of peers. Meredith’s program attracts students with varied backgrounds, identities, and experiences. Within the program’s cohort model, students support one another and begin to build their professional network in the healthcare field. Faculty and staff are committed to providing a supportive, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Gain entrance to your professional health program of choice. As a special master’s program, MABMS provides exceptional academic programming that includes real-world case studies, professionalism training to improve admission chances, and preparation for relevant admissions exams. 
  • Value-added professional development. Opportunities such as strengths training, writing effective personal statements, and improving interview skills are woven into the curriculum.
  • Ideal location. Meredith’s faculty have established relationships with top-tier local healthcare providers. In addition, the Research Triangle area offers excellent employment opportunities for students who are seeking non-clinical healthcare jobs in medical research, pharmaceuticals, and more.
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What Can You Do with a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences?

The MABMS at Meredith will prepare students for careers as healthcare providers or non-clinical employment in the healthcare industry.

Overall employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13 percent over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 1.9 million openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs. Compensation varies depending on the particular field one enters; the median annual wage for physical therapists is $95,620, for example, while the median wage for physician assistants is $121,530.


Meredith’s MABMS will begin enrolling students in the fall of 2024. (The application cycle runs from September 1 – July 1 each year.)

Eligible applicants for this competitive program will have the following minimum qualifications: 

  • completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • completed prerequisite courses for each of the core courses
  • placed in the 50th percentile or above in the GRE or 40th percentile or above in the MCAT/DAT/PCAT/OAT
  • successful completion of Organic Chemistry I and II, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Statistics, and one of the following courses: Human Anatomy & Physiology, Vertebrate Physiology or Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
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