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Admissions Requirements

Each applicant to the Master of Science (MS) program is evaluated holistically by their chosen program's Admissions Committee. Committee members carefully consider each required element of the application package including telephone interview, science course GPA, cumulative GPA, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores.


Application Deadline

The application for Spring 2023 is open until December 10, 2022.

The application for Fall 2023 will be open until July 22, 2023.

  •   Class Prerequisites

    Successful completion of the following coursework with a grade of "C" or higher in each course:

    English: Minimum of 6 credit hours

    Biology: Minimum of 8 credit hours

    Inorganic Chem: Minimum of 8 credit hours (including lecture and lab)

    Organic Chem: Minimum of 8 credit hours (including lecture and lab)

    Biochemistry: Minimum of 3 credit hours

    Physics: Minimum of 8 credit hours (including lecture and lab)

    Math: Minimum of 3 credit hours (college algebra or higher)

    Probability and Statistics: Minimum of 3 credit hours (only for VBMS applicants)

  •   Grade Point Average(s)

    Students will be considered for admission with GPAs of the following:

    Science GPA 3.0 or better, Cumulative GPA 3.0 or better, or evidence of a trajectory of improved academic performance, especially in science course work.

     If English is not the applicant's native language, the international student must submit her/his official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This score will also be considered holistically along with the other elements of the application package. The applicant must also display proficiency in spoken English during the telephone interview. 

  •   Supplemental Application Requirements

    Official transcripts from all Colleges or Universities where credits were attempted must be sent and verified by PostbacCAS

    2 Letters of recommendation must include one letter from a science professor. The second letter is the applicants choice of the recommender. Interfolio letters are also accepted. Pre-med committee letters can be submitted in lieu of 2 letters of recommendation. 

    Standardized test score (exempt for VBMS applicants) 

    Oldest MCAT considered is May 2018 - score of 492 and above

    Oldest GRE considered is May 2017 - score of 292 and above with a writing score of 3.5 and above

    *Scores from the Optometry Admission Test (OAT) and the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) will also be considered. 

    Personal Statement must professionally articulate how the MS program will benefit your educational and career goals.


    All applicants will be reviewed on a holistic basis. This includes evaluating your non-academic factors such as leadership experience, research, and shadowing. The LMU-MS program does not have any minimum cutoffs.