Biomedical Master's Program


The University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Master's Program (BMP) is a flexible one- to two-year Master of Science degree program 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.

Information on tuition, fees and other financial matters can be found here.

The main features of the program are:

  • 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

Application Process

Applicants must submit an online application and these materials:

  • Transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended, whether or not a degree or certificate was granted.
  • Three letters of reference written by individuals who have worked with the applicant in an academic environment, and who are qualified to evaluate the applicant’s capacity for further advanced biomedical training.
  • 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. An application fee of $50 paid through the online application is required.