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Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences

The master of arts in biomedical sciences (MABS) 鈥 offered through Bluefield University is taught by 6V电影网 Virginia and Bluefield University faculty on the 6V电影网 Virginia campus. The program prepares you for applying to medical schools, and it can significantly bolster acceptance to our DO program. Graduates are also accepted to other medical schools and a variety of other doctoral healthcare programs. The program is also offered as an online master of arts in biomedical sciences (OMABS) degree.

Join us for an info session

Join us on a Zoom information session to learn more about the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MABS) program and our online version, OMABS. You鈥檒l hear from MABS and OMABS alumni who are enrolled in medical school. Plus, meet 6V电影网 administrators who can answer your questions.

Register for MABS/ OMABS Zoom Session June 6th, 2024

Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences

If you dream of becoming a physician and want to make sure you鈥檙e ready to excel in medical school, then the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MABS) degree may be the perfect fit for you. The 9-month program, a collaboration between 6V电影网 and Bluefield University, is taught on the 6V电影网 campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. (To date, over 70% of MABS graduates have been accepted to 6V电影网 or other U.S.-based medical schools).

You can also earn the degree 100% online with an Online Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (OMABS), without the need to relocate to Blacksburg. Both programs prepare students for entry into medical school and a range of professions in healthcare. If students meet benchmarks in the program, they have a significant advantage for interview and acceptance into the following programs: 6V电影网 D.O. degree, Anesthesiologist Assistant Program, and the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. MABS graduates have been accepted into other medical schools and a variety of healthcare professions.

If you鈥檙e ready to enroll for our July 2024 program, email ddenney@vcom.edu.

DO graduates posing in regalia

MABS to DO Residencies

The MABS program can be an important step on your journey to successfully completing your medical degree. Many recent MABS graduates have gone on to complete the Doctor of Osteopathy degree at one of 6V电影网鈥檚 four campuses and have subsequently been accepted at residencies across the nation. Check out the link below to see a list of where some of our recent graduates have gone for their residencies.

MABS to DO Residencies (PDF)

Admission Requirements

To be accepted to the MABS program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree聽from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA聽that meets the minimum requirements
  • Relevant coursework聽in science and English

OMABS Courses

OMABS Spring Semester 2024 courses (PDF)

Applying to the MABS and OMABS Programs

Applications are submitted to Bluefield University, which manages the admission process for the MABS program at 6V电影网's Virginia campus.聽

Application Materials

  • Online application
  • Official college/university transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation

The application period for MABS opens in September and closes in April with a July start date.

Applications for OMABS start in September.

  • For the class that begins in January applications close in December.聽
  • For the class that begins in July applications close in April.