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Master of Science in Biomedicine

The goal of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) Master of Science in Biomedicine is to provide the student with a program of study with sufficient academic rigor in biomedical sciences to enhance the scientific and professional preparation of students aspiring to a career in the medical and health professions or in a related field requiring graduate level biomedical sciences.  Your training will include innovative learning opportunities in state-of-the-art classrooms and our 3,500-square-foot Anatomy lab where you will have the opportunity of exploring the human body under the direction of the medical school anatomy faculty.

Program Objectives

Provide a one-year, two semester, 30 credit hour Master of Science in Biomedicine degree program in which students will take advanced biomedical courses alongside medical students. All courses are taught by medical school faculty.

Guarantee eligibility for application and an interview at ARCOM for students who successfully complete the program with a grade of B or better.

Receive credit for Anatomy taught at ARCOM if the student receives a B or better in the Anatomy course taught in the Master’s program and matriculates as a student at ARCOM.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

A student who successfully completes the program of study leading to the Master of Science in Biomedicine will be able to achieve the following:

  • A graduate of this program will have a solid foundation in medical knowledge as it relates to the areas of anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, cellular and molecular biology, pathological basis of disease and microbiology and immunology.
  • A graduate of this program will learn how the basic sciences integrate with clinical practice.
  • A graduate of this program will learn how to interact on a professional basis with their future colleagues through peer evaluation.

Admissions Requirements

  • Two letters of reference from a science faculty member
  • Official Transcript from each college/university previously attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) – Official MCAT scores should be emailed directly to us via email. Scores from test dates prior to January 2016 will not be accepted.

These basic requirements must be taken for credit and passed at an accredited college or university. It is strongly encouraged that applicants have a broad education background that includes behavioral science and the humanities, along with a proficiency in scientific problem solving, critical thinking and writing.

DisciplineHours Required
Biological Science8 semester hours
Biochemistry3 semester hours
Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory (8 hours of general/college chemistry will fulfill this requirement)8 semester hours
Organic Chemistry with Laboratory8 semester hours
Physics with Laboratory8 semester hours
Additional Science Electives*4 semester hours
English Composition and Literature6 semester hours

Application Information

Application Deadline

Priority Application Deadline: June 1, 2019

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is committed to the admission and matriculation of all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. The College will expect that minimal technical standards be met by all applicants and students as set forth herein.

For more information:
Send an email
Call 479-308-2200

Kenneth Hensley, PhD

Program Director, Master of Science in Biomedicine

Breanne Hafley

Program Coordinator, Master of Science in Biomedicine