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Frequently Asked Questions

  •   Academic Calendars

    The LMU-MS Program follows both the Undergraduate Calendar and the Professional Schools Calendar (LMU-DCOM and LMU-CVM)

    Undergraduate Calendar can be found here: Academic Calendar

    LMU-DCOM Calendar can be found here: DCOM Academic Calendar

    LMU-CVM Calendar can be found here: LMU-CVM Academic Calendar

  •   Dress Code

    For Class: Business Casual is preferred, but not mandatory.

    - Please keep in mind that you are taking classes with LMU-DCOM faculty and students.

    For Lab: Scrubs are mandatory, no specific color or pattern.

    - Close-toed shoes (Use your own judgement on what type)

    - Nitrile Gloves

    For Veterinary Anatomy Lab: Scrubs or professional dress are mandatory.

    - Close-toed shoes (Use your own judgement on what type)

    - Gloves

    - White Coat

  •   Mental Health Counseling

    LMU Counseling Services are available to help students with personal, career and academic concerns that affect academic success and quality of life. All services are confidential. During orientation, all counseling services are fully explained to students by both the LMU-MS Office of Admissions and Student Services and LMU Counseling Services.

    - For more information and to schedule an appointment: Schedule an Appointment

  •   Housing

    LMU-MS Program students wishing to reside in University housing may choose to apply for The University Inn Apartments. The University Inn Apartments is a 126-unit apartment building located in historic Cumberland Gao, approximately 1.5 miles from the LMU campus. It has 96 one-room studio apartments and 30 two-room apartments.

    - Housing Information and Application

  •   Graduate Assistantships and Employment

    The curriculum of the MS at LMU is designed to enhance a student's academic qualifications. All classes are preparatory coursework for professional school and other post-graduate goals. It is strongly recommended that students are not employed during the duration of the program. This ensures that the student will be able to focus 100% on their studies.

  •   Volunteering
  •   Health Insurance

    All students are required to have health insurance prior to matriculation and through graduation. Students are responsible for costs associated with services rendered. Students who seek medical attention may do so with any facility of their choosing based on their needs and health insurance coverage.

  •   Tuition and Fees
  •   Graduate Catalog

    Use the link below to access the Graduate Catalog:

  •   Difference Between Anatomical Sciences & Biomedical Sciences Programs

    The Anatomical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences Programs share a similar core curriculum. 35 credit hours are required to graduate from each program. Each program offers the potential for a guaranteed interview and provisional acceptance into LMU’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program. The programs differ in the number of Anatomy-intense courses that the student is required to take. Aside from the core curriculum, the Biomedical Sciences Program allows the student to choose from a variety of other courses to complete the graduation requirements, whereas the Anatomical Sciences Program requires the completion of more Anatomy-intense classes.

  •   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 interview, science course GPA, cumulative GPA, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores.

    Use the link below to access the Admissions Requirements webpage:
  •   DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) was established on August 1, 2007, on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. With the beautiful Cumberland Gap mountains serving as the backdrop, LMU-DCOM is one of the most prominent buildings on campus. LMU-DCOM currently offers programs in two locations : Harrogate, TN and Knoxville, TN. Quality educational programs are delivered through experienced faculty utilizing innovative teaching methods and state-of-the-art technology. LMU-DCOM is fully committed to meeting the health care needs of the community and beyond with excellence in teaching, patient care and services.

    Use the link below to learn more:

  •   PhD in Anatomical Sciences

    The Anatomy Department at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is proud to announce the creation of a unique PhD in Anatomical Education. Over the recent years, anatomical education faces a significant problem with the dwindling number of experienced anatomists due to the lack of anatomy educator training programs. The growing number of PA, PT, OT and DO programs around the United States compound the shortage of experienced educators to teach advanced levels of all the anatomical disciplines. 

    This program is designed for students who currently hold a master's degree in the anatomical sciences and would like to pursue a doctoral level degree in anatomy education. This program will prepare students to teach in a variety of settings as well as provide a basis for continued research.

  •   College of Veterinary Medicine

    The Master of Veterinary Biomedical Science program (VBMS) is a 1-year bridge curriculum dedicated to providing advanced academic learning in the life sciences. This MS degree can enhance the competitiveness of students seeking admission into doctoral-level professional programs and promote continued engagement in biomedical research throughout their careers. Graduates have successfully gone on to veterinary school, Ph.D. programs, and other health professional programs.

  •   Criteria for LMU-DCOM Guaranteed Interview
    Criteria for Guaranteed Interview
  •   Criteria for LMU-DCOM Provisional Acceptance
    Provisional Acceptance

Alma Maters and State Representation

Please click the following link to see all alma maters that have been and are represented in the MS program. (PDF)


LMU-MS Program Office of Admissions

Phone: 1.800.325.0900 ext. 6586


fax: 423.869.7091