Post-baccalaureate Premedical Programs

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Many of the nation’s osteopathic medical schools offer post-baccalaureate premedical programs, with variations in degree offerings, duration, and level of affiliation with the school’s medical programs. Students can receive either a graduate degree or a certificate of completion and may be eligible for entrance interviews or direct transition to the medical program.

View the list of post-baccalaureate premedical programs available at the colleges of osteopathic medicine below to find the program that is right for you. You can also apply to a number of the programs via the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS) which allows you to submit one application to multiple programs.


Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedicine

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
The goal of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) Master of Science in Biomedicine is to provide students with a one-year program of study with sufficient academic rigor in biomedical sciences, delivered by medical school faculty, to enhance the scientific and professional preparation of those aspiring to a career in the medical and health professions. Student who earn B’s or better in the MSB program are guaranteed an interview to the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM).

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A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
The Biomedical Sciences Master’s program provides an opportunity for individuals aspiring to health science careers to become prepared for professional studies in medicine or research. ATSU-KCOM’s MBS candidates who meet certain criteria and apply for the DO program may be granted an interview.  Contact Admissions at admissions@atsu.edu for more information.


Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM-MWU)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MA (9 months) and MBS (21 months) in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
Full-time, one-year, coursework-only program designed to help students with a bachelor’s degree improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences and augment their credentials for admission into a professional program. If the enrolled student meets certain eligibility requirements, entrance interview is granted. Contact Admissions at admissAZ@midwestern.edu for more information.


Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): Masters in Biomedical Sciences

CUSOM offers an SACS COC-accredited Masters in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree to prepare students for successful entry into medical school as well as other health professions programs. The Post Baccalaureate program runs concurrently with the medical school academic year and students can earn the MSBS degree.

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Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM-MWU)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MA and MBS in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

Biomedical Sciences (MA): Nine month Master degree program designed to enhance a student’s candidacy for admission to professional graduate schools.

Biomedical Sciences (MBS): Two-year Master of Biomedical Science degree program that provides students with knowledge, skills, and expertise to pursue careers in a variety of biomedical professions.


Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM) Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s):  MS in Anatomy and MS in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

MS in Anatomy: There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and COM, but an interview is granted to enrolled students who meet certain criteria.

MS in Biomedical Sciences: There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and COM, but an interview is granted to enrolled students who meet certain criteria.

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Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and COM, but an interview may be granted to enrolled students who meet certain criteria.

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Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedical Sciences, and Master of Medical Science

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

Master of Science in Biomedical Science Program (Erie) Students may also elect to enter a two year master’s degree program that prepares individuals for health science careers and professional studies in medicine, education, and research.

The Master of Medical Science (Bradenton) is a one-year, non-thesis degree program that prepares individuals for health science careers. The college admissions staff will guarantee an interview to students who successfully complete the program and meet all other admissions standards and requirements.


Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

There is no bridge between the Masters Programs and the COM.


Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)


Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s):
MS is Anatomical Sciences, MS in Biomedical Sciences, MS in Life Science Research

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM: Master’s students who take a full course load (15-19 credit hours), complete the fall semester with a 3.0 or higher GPA and complete the AACOMAS application are guaranteed an interview early in the spring semester to the DO program at LMU-DCOM.

Beginning with Fall 2024, students who matriculate into the masters program will have the opportunity to earn provisional acceptance to the DO program at LMU-DCOM. Students must meet the following criteria: be enrolled as a full time student; have a fall GPA of 3.3-3.49 with an MCAT ≥ 497, or a fall GPA of 3.5-4.0 with an MCAT ≥ 494; completed AACOMAS application; successful interview and completion of the masters program without receiving below a grade of “B”.

LMU Master of Science: The Master’s program is a one-year, full time in person program designed for students who have completed an undergraduate program and are interested in the field of health sciences. Offered in collaboration with the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, LMU School of Math and Sciences, as well as the LMU School of Veterinary Medicine faculty and staff, our program is designed to prepare students for professional programs. Our Biomedical and Anatomical programs are designed to be completed in one academic year (2 semesters) and is a 35-36 credit hour completion, non-thesis master’s degree.

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Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedical Sciences with two tracks: Capstone (3 semesters) and Thesis (6 semesters).

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
Students in the Capstone Track who attain a GPA of 3.5 or greater in the fall semester and have a valid MCAT score of 497 or greater will have a guaranteed interview for the DO program in the spring semester, as long as a complete application has been submitted to AACOMAS and MU-COM in the fall. Interested candidates should contact the Office of Enrollment Management at (317) 955-6400 for more information.

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
The Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences is a one-year, full-time, non-thesis master’s program designed for students who have an undergraduate science degree or have completed the course prerequisites for medical school. This program is designed to begin in late-summer and end in May of the following year. It is expected that students will be studying in person on the Jonesboro, Arkansas campus. Coursework includes instructional material and assessments typically taken by first-year medical students, as well as clinical inquiry courses where students combine case-based learning with concept mapping and apply it in a clinical setting. The entire program focuses on both cognitive and behavioral skills with an emphasis on critical thinking and analysis and their relation to biomedical and clinical science.

Our innovative program combines evidence-based, in-person instruction and small group learning with advanced technology for content delivery that allows for self-directed learning.

There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.


Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Preparation

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM: The Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Preparation (C.H.P.P.) is a two-semester graduate certificate program designed to allow students to prepare academically for medical school and reserve a seat in the following year’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine’s class at KPCOM. Every student who enters the program will have a seat reserved for them in the following fall’s M1 class. The program is in-person and is offered exclusively on the Tampa Bay campus.  Coursework begins in late summer and concludes in May so that students who are successful can matriculate with the following fall’s M1 class at the KPCOM campus of their choice. Students who finish the program with a 3.6 cumulative GPA in the program are guaranteed a seat in the following fall’s class. Students who finish the program with a GPA between 3.3 and 3.59 are guaranteed an interview for the following fall’s class. Students may apply to the program utilizing either the AACOMAS or PostBacCas application. The curriculum offered is designed to instruct students on the studying techniques necessary for success in medical school as well as provide in-depth exposure to the foundational biomedical sciences needed for success in pre-clinical coursework.

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Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): Post-baccalaureate, Summer Scholars, and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

Post-baccalaureate: Candidates must have been interviewed and unsuccessful in gaining admission. Admission to the PB program is by invitation only. Program Details: An academic year that includes upper level and graduate level biological sciences along with other coursework relevant to the practice of medicine.

Summer Scholars: Summer Scholars Program is a five-week program that provides an experience that replicates the first year of medical school. An outstanding opportunity to learn from OU-HCOM faculty and students, with the potential for a guaranteed interview for admission to the medical school.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: SURF is a seven-week program that is research specific. An outstanding opportunity to work with OU-HCOM biomedical science faculty, with the potential for a guaranteed interview for admission to the medical school.


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and PCOM South Georgia

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.


Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM Georgia)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
There is no linkage between the MS and DO programs, but candidates who apply and meet certain criteria can be assured an interview.


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
The MSBS is a nine-month (30 semester hours) degree program designed to strengthen the academic background of qualified applicants who are seeking acceptance into graduate health programs, such as medical, veterinary, dental, physician assistant, or other professional programs. The MSBS currently offers a core curriculum in the Biomedical Sciences designed to prepare students to enter professional education and/or advanced degree programs in the biomedical disciplines. The MSBS aims at enhancing the student’s academic record and competitiveness of his or her candidacy for a professional or graduate degree.

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Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan-Virtua SOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): Masters in Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
Offered to students interested in research or enhancing their science background in preparation for application to DO or MD programs. Students are required to take credits of GSBS courses. Course are offered in the evenings. Applications are accepted year round. Find information here.


Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Interdisciplinary Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
This is a full-time, one-year program offered by Touro University at TouroCOM-Harlem (online), TouroCOM-Middletown (in person), and TouroCOM-Montana (in person). The curriculum is a lecture-based format which focuses on core basic medical sciences. Courses include Physiology, Histology, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Microbiology, as well as lectures on clinical medicine. Students who finish this Master’s program with a 3.450 average or above, and pass the comprehensive final exam, will be granted admission into Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and will be eligible for a DO degree. For complete details, please review the information on https://tourocom.touro.edu/admissions--aid/ms-admissions/.

TouroCOM Harlem MS Program E-mail: masters.tourocom@touro.edu

TouroCOM Middletown MS Program E-mail: masters.tourocom-mid@touro.edu

TouroCOM Montana MS Program E-mail: masters.tourocom-montana@touro.edu

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Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine -California (TUCOM-CA)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Medical Health Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
Taught by medical school faculty, the 30-unit Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences program is a degree-granting, medically-oriented program which will provide you with an opportunity to increase your basic medical science knowledge base, engage in a research project, and strengthen your application to medical school.   Those who complete the program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0/80% or better are guaranteed an interview with the Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine.  For complete details, please review the information posted to our website: https://admissions.tu.edu/msmhs-com/.

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Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Medical Health Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
The Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences is a degree-granting, medically-oriented program designed to enrich the academic knowledge base and skills of prospective medical students while strengthening their credentials for admission to medical school. The program provides students with a rigorous education consisting of 30 credits of graduate level biomedical courses enriched with research experience. The year-long program is comprised of basic science medical courses, a graduate biomedical science core in advanced cell biology and genetics. Advanced study skill development and MCAT/GRE prep are also included.

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University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): Master of Biomedical Sciences

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
UIWSOM offers a Master in Biomedical Sciences program. This one-year program is designed to enhance scientific knowledge and professional preparation for students seeking to attend medical school or other health professions training.


University of New England Online

Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate
UNE Online’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate is a 18-30 credit program and is designed for students who want to pursue an advanced degree in healthcare or medicine but have yet to complete the required health science courses required for admission into health or medical school. 

Undergraduate
Individualized/unstructured
Private Institution

Special Focus:
Academic record-enhancers
100% online
Includes prerequisites for medical schools
Accommodates students’ interest in other health professions and career-changers


University of North Texas Health Sciences Center at Fort Worth College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): Master of Medical Sciences Program

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:
A one-year master of science degree program offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The program features basic science courses in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, histology, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology. The program also has both a MCAT prep course and short clinical preceptorship experience.

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Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

The program is in Blacksburg, VA but the admissions agreement is with all 4 campuses.

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MA in Biomedical Sciences (one year)

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

This is a one-year master of arts degree program designed for students who need to enhance their academics in order to gain acceptance to an osteopathic (DO) or allopathic (MD) medical program; pharmacy program or other health related program.  The MABS program provides an opportunity for highly motivated individuals to grow as a student and to improve their academics to a level that can allow them to earn admittance into medical school, pharmacy school or other related health profession programs. The program is offered to attract individuals from rural areas, low socioeconomic status backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities, although acceptance is not limited to individuals from these groups.  A linkage for entrance to VCOM’s DO program is available for students who meet three admissions criterion.

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Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Virginia Campus (VCOM)

On-line Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MA in Biomedical Sciences (one year)

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

This is an online one-year master of arts degree program designed for students who need to enhance their academics. Like the residential MABS program, OMABS follows an academic structure similar to medical school and allows students to prove that they are academically ready for the rigors of medical school, pharmacy, nursing, or other health professions programs. A guaranteed interview is offered for VCOM’s DO program for students who meet designated admissions criterion.

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Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): MS in Medical Sciences, Intensive Summer Anatomy Course, and Summer Preparedness and Readiness Program

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) 

The major philosophy of the MSMS program in the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences is to provide pre-clinical students and clinicians with the critical evaluation skills and research awareness necessary to implement evidence-based practice—a need that is impossible to achieve exclusively within time constraints of most existing professional degree programs. To this end, the Master of Medical Science degree (MSMS) in the GCBS complements the existing programmatic offerings at WesternU and elsewhere. The MSMS program will educate students who intend to become physicians, dentists, podiatrists, physician assistants, pharmacists, optometrists and other health professionals in the research basis of medical knowledge and provide the analytic tools necessary to become well- informed, evidence-based practitioners. Qualified students who have obtained a baccalaureate science degree will be prepared in a unique, rigorous interprofessional environment for successful application to graduate professional programs, both external and internal, as well as for careers in teaching and industry.

Intensive Summer Anatomy Course (ISAC) 

Selected students who have accepted our offer are invited to participate in the Intensive Summer Anatomy Course (ISAC). Students who successfully complete this program are exempt from taking the first semester anatomy course, excluding the head and neck portion. They participate as facilitators during the dissection labs and receive a stipend.

Summer Preparedness and Readiness Program (SPaRc)

The purpose of this program is to prepare incoming DO students for medical school by providing an introduction to Gross Anatomy, Biochemistry and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. This program is offered through our Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Office (LEAD).

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William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM)

Post-baccalaureate Preparation Program(s): Master’s of Biomedical Science

Transitional/Conditional Admission Agreements with COM:

One-year, non-thesis program in the biomedical sciences designed to prepare students for enrollment in the healthcare professional schools such as medical, dental, physical therapy school, etc.