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MABS Program Admissions

The master of arts in biomedical sciences (MABS) — taught on the VCOM Virginia campus and offered through Bluefield University — prepares you for applying to medical schools, and it can guarantee acceptance to our DO program.

Apply Online at Bluefield University

Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences

If you dream of becoming a physician and want to make sure you’re ready to excel in medical school, then the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MABS) degree may be the perfect fit for you. The 9-month program, a collaboration between VCOM and Bluefield University, is taught at the VCOM campus in Blacksburg. Or, you can earn the degree 100% online with OMABS, without the need to relocate to Blacksburg. Both degrees prepare students for a range of professions in healthcare. Plus, meeting the benchmarks in the program can provide a significant advantage for acceptance into VCOM to complete your D.O. degree.

Apply online at Bluefield University - The deadline to submit your application is May 15. 

Admission Requirements

To be accepted to the MABS program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA that meets the minimum requirements
  • Relevant coursework in science and English

See full requirements on the Bluefield University website

Applying to the MABS Program

Applications are submitted to Bluefield University, which manages the admission process for the MABS program at VCOM's Virginia campus. 

Application Materials

  • Online application
  • Official college/university transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Details on the Bluefield University website

The application period generally opens in September and closes in April; see the application details for specific dates.