The BMP is a flexible 1-2 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.
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 Applicants to the Biomedical Masters program are required to satisfy the University's English Language requirements. This includes obtaining the required score on the TOEFL, IELTS, Or Duolingo exams, have completed at least 60 credits at a regionally accredited institution in the U.S., or be a citizen of one of the English Language Proficiency—Exempt Countries. Additional information can be found on the University TOEFL, IELTS, & Duolingo site
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 laboratory 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 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 1. The required $50 application fee may be paid online. Application Fee Waivers are available for select applicants.
Learn more about the Tuition and Fees for the BMP.
*Students who are citizens of another country cannot be guaranteed a visa if they do not respond to an offer of admissions prior to June 15.