Admissions Requirements

    Each applicant to the Master of Science (MS) program is evaluated holistically by their chosen program’s Admissions Committee.  Committee member 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 2020 is open until December 1, 2019.

    The application for Fall 2020 will be open until August 1, 2020


    Test Score(s)

    MCAT 2016                score of 492 and above

    GRE                            score of 292 and above with a writing score of 3.5 and above

    DAT                            score of 17 and above

    Test scores can be submitted online through the application portal by uploading a screenshot of the official score report.

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


    Class Prerequisites

    • Biology: Minimum of 8 semester hours (including lecture and lab)
    • English: Minimum of 6 semester hours
      • Genetics: (Lab is optional)
    • Inorganic: Minimum of 8 semester hours (including lecture and lab)
    • Organic: Minimum of 8 semester hours (including lecture and lab)
    •  - Biochemistry may be substituted
    • Physics: Minimum of 8 semester hours (including lecture and lab)
    • Probability and Stats
    • MCAT (can be no more than 3 years old)


    Official Transcripts

    All official college transcripts are needed to complete the application process.  These may be mailed to:


    Lincoln Memorial University

    ATTN: Madison McClanahan

    6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway

    Harrogate, TN 37752


    If your school offers an electronic delivery option, you may send the electronic transcripts to [email protected].


    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.


    Letters of Evaluation

    Biomedical Professions, Anatomical Sciences, Life Science Research, Veterinary Biomedical Science:

    Two letters of evaluation from the applicant’s instructors or one committee letter from a health professions advisory committee. At least one letter must be from a science instructor. Letters may be uploaded to your application portal or emailed to [email protected]

    LORs may also be accessed through an AACOMAS application or VMCAS application.  To give the Master of Science program permission to access AACOMAS applications, please email  [email protected]   at LMU-DCOM to have your AACOMAS infromation sent to the MS program. For VMCAS applications, please email   [email protected] .


    Personal Statement

    The personal statement should professionally articulate how the MS program will benefit your educational and career goals.

    This should be a separate statement written for the MS program, NOT a medical or veterinary school statement directly from your AACOMAS or VMCAS application.  No minimum or maximum limits are enforced with the personal statement.



    LMU-MS Program Office of Admissions

    phone: 1.800.325.0900 ext. 6576

    email: [email protected]

    fax: 423.869.7091