Our Goal

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.

The Master of Science in Biomedicine matriculated an inaugural cohort of forty-three students in the fall 2019 term. This inaugural cohort achieved a 93% graduation rate with forty graduates in May 2020. Thirty -six of the successful graduates were accepted into a medical school program and one was accepted into an MBA program. For the 2020-2021 academic year, fifty – six students were accepted into the MSB Program.

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.

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
  • MCAT or other nationally normed, standardized, post-graduate, medical professional exam (DAT, GRE, etc.). Official test scores should be emailed directly to us via email. Scores from test dates prior to January 2017 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