Biomedical Master's Program

Admissions

The BMP is a flexible one-two year Master of Science degree designed for students interested in professional health careers or biomedical research who desire additional training, mentoring, and advising to strengthen their academic and professional credentials for admission to health professional schools or for entry in the biomedical workforce.

What the BMP offers:

  • Active-learning course work designed to prepare students for admission and the first year of medical, dental, or graduate school.
  • Personalized career coaching and advising tailored to the specific strengths and goals of each student
  • Preparation for standardized admission tests (MCAT, GRE, DAT)
  • Elective pre-clinical and research training
  • Outstanding faculty with award-winning teaching and training of medical, dental, and graduate students
  • The BMP is open to U.S. and international students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, to individuals with disabilities, and individuals with diverse sexual orientations. The program will enhance opportunities for enrollment and retention of individuals from disadvantaged groups and will provide accessibility to the BMP educational facilities to individuals with disabilities.

Program Prerequisites

Pitt BMP applicants must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed health professional program's prerequisites prior to matriculation
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 - Recommended GPA 3.3 or above

International Students

English Language Proficiency: Minimum TOEFL score of 100 or minimium IELTS score of 7.0 is required for all international applicants unless one of the following exeptions applies:

  • The applicant has earned a bachelor's degree or a higher degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States
  • The applicant is a citizen of one of the following: 

Australia 

 Antigua and Barbuda  Cayman Islands Jamaica

Ireland

Bahamas

Dominica

Saint Kitts and Nevis

New Zealand

Barbados

Grand Turks and Caicos Islands

Saint Lucia

United Kingdom

Bermuda

Grenada

Trinidad and Tobago

Canada (all provinces except Quebec)

British Virgin Islands (Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis)

Guyana

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Application Process

To apply, submit an online application and include the following materials:

  • Transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended, whether or not a degree or certificate was granted.
  • Three letters of reference. Letters should be written by individuals who have worked with the applicant in an academic, clinical or labaoratory environment, and who are qualified to evaluate the applicant’s capacity for advanced biomedical training. Applicants who have received a committee letter should submit the committee letter as one of the of the three required letters of references. 
  • A personal statement indicating the student’s path to professional health science school, including a short description of any relevant research or service-related or pre-clinical activities. The statement should include a short essay describing a meaningful experience that helped shape the applicant’s path toward biomedical training.
  • Transcripts and academic documents from institutions outside the United States or Canada are required to be verified by an independent credential verification service on a course-by-course basis.
  • International applicants with academic transcripts or documents in a language other than English must submit the official transcript or document in the original language along with a certified English translation. 

Standardized tests (MCAT, DAT, GRE) are not a prerequisite; however, the scores of tests taken prior to the application should be reported. The application deadline is June 1st. The required $50 application fee may be paid online.

Learn more about the Tuition and Fees for the BMP.