Masters of Biomedical Sciences 

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Biomedical Sciences Program in Miami at Larkin University. We pride ourselves in being one of the top programs in the area, blending together coursework in advance sciences, exam preparation, clinical shadowing and research opportunities. Our faculty find new and innovative ways to educate our students in a student-centered learning environment, on-line or on-campus

Masters of Biomedical Science

Multiple pathways in a positive learning environment to ascend to in-demand careers.

At the LU College of Biomedical Sciences in Miami Florida, we pride ourselves in being one of the top programs in the area, blending coursework in advance sciences, exam preparation, clinical shadowing, and research opportunities. Our faculty find new, innovative, and relevant ways to educate in a student-centered learning environment on-campus. For the specific requirements for each Pathway, please navigate to your area of interest.

 

Health professions pathway

The health professions pathway is designed to prepare students to pursue medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, physical therapy, occupational therapy, research, clinical medicine, and other health professions schools. The basic science courses parallel those found in the first year of health professions school or graduate school. This Post-Baccalaureate Program is an excellent way to obtain the prerequisite coursework and access research, community service, leadership, and direct patient care experiences needed to strengthen your application. Also, the Committee Letter Process gives students an edge before applying to health and medical school. The Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences consists of a total of 33 credit hours taken over a one-year period.

Students are guaranteed interviews with schools on our linkage agreement list, provided they meet the professional school guidelines and minimum GPA requirements during MBS program. Pre-health advising is readily accessible and available to every student during and after the one-year program. We offer two admission cycles per year. The deadline for Fall admission is July 15th and for Spring Admission is December 15th.

Applicants for the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences must:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a record of satisfactory academic work at the baccalaureate and/or graduate level.
  • Should have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or better on a 4.0  scale.
  • A personal statement of educational/professional goals.
  • Health professions standardized test scores (MCAT, DAT, PCAT, VAT) are NOT required
  • Two letters of recommendation.

International Students Requirements

  • International students applying for admission and who have completed coursework outside the United States at a non-American institution must have their foreign transcript evaluated. The credential evaluation is completed by organizations accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES). A list of these organizations can be found at www.naces.org
  • An English proficiency examination score for the TOEFL will be required for admissions if the applicant does not meet the following criteria:

-Completed one full-time academic year in a degree-seeking program at a college/university where English is the language of instruction. The institution must be recognized/regionally accredited in the United States or deemed equivalent as part of the credential evaluation.

-Holds an earned equivalent of an associate degree (or higher) from a college or university where English is the language of instruction. The institution must be recognized/regionally accredited in the United States or deemed equivalent as part of the credential evaluation.

  • TOEFL requirement: minimum acceptable score: TOFEL (iBT): 80
    *English language score reports are valid for two years from the date of testing and must be reported electronically to Larkin University. LU’s TOFEL school code is D530.

**The deadline to submit application for International Students is July 1st. 

Applicants for the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences must:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a record of satisfactory academic work at the baccalaureate and/or graduate level.
  • Should have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or better on a 4.0  scale.
  • A personal statement of educational/professional goals.
  • Health professions standardized test scores (MCAT, DAT, PCAT, VAT) are NOT required
  • Two letters of recommendation.

 

International Students Requirements

  • International students applying for admission and who have completed coursework outside the United States at a non-American institution must have their foreign transcript evaluated. The credential evaluation is completed by organizations accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services(NACES). A list of these organizations can be found at www.naces.org
  • An English proficiency examination score for the TOEFL will be required for admissions if the applicant does not meet the following criteria:

-Completed one full-time academic year in a degree-seeking program at a college/university where English is the language of instruction. The institution must be recognized/regionally accredited in the United States or deemed equivalent as part of the credential evaluation.

-Holds an earned equivalent of an associate degree (or higher) from a college or university where English is the language of instruction. The institution must be recognized/regionally accredited in the United States or deemed equivalent as part of the credential evaluation.

  • TOEFL requirement: minimum acceptable score: TOFEL (iBT): 80
    *English language score reports are valid for two years from the date of testing and must be reported electronically to Larkin University. LU’s TOFEL school code is D530.

COURSES & HOURS

Biology I and II 

Chemistry I and II 

Organic Chemistry I and II 

Physics I & II 

Calculus or Statistics 

Advanced Science coursework such as Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology, etc. – 3 Hrs

Total Hours 38

Tuition per CreditNumber of CreditsTotal Cost
$77033$ 25,410.00
Fees $ 1,500.00
Graduation Fee ($250) 
Library & Technology Fee ($900) 
Clinical Application Fee ($350) 
  
Total Program Cost

PLEASE NOTE, STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING EDUCATION FUNDING BY FIRST DAY OF CLASS
$ 26,910.00 

ADMISSION NOTES:

  • The MBS degree program participates in the Postbac Centralized Application Service.  (link below)
  • Application Deadlines:  Fall Semester Start (Sept): July 15th; Spring Semester Start (Jan): Dec 15th
  • We only accept completion of coursework with a grade of C- or better. Any courses in which you received a D+, D, or D- must be retaken.
  • All required pre-requisite coursework is based on semester credit hours. If your institution uses a quarter system, please note that 1 semester hour equals 1.5 quarter hours. To convert semester hours into quarter hours, divide the quarter-credit hours by 1.5 or multiply the semester credit hours by 0.6667.
  • Accepted applicants are required to pay a $250. non-refundable matriculation fee (deposit) to reserve your seat in the class.
  • Please note, accepted students must secure education funding before the start of classes.  Tuition payment for each semester is due on the first day of class.  Failure to secure funding will result in withdraw of program.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Please see Financial Services/Aid webpage for additional information.
 

CLINICAL PATHWAY

At this time, we are not accepting applications. 

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Biomedical Sciences Program, Clinical Pathway at Larkin University.   

Larkin University has designed a clinical pathway for medical school graduates to enhance their application to a residency program. The curriculum includes coursework in the application of basic science to clinical diagnosis and treatment as well as fundamentals of research. Students will demonstrate clinical history & physician exam skills in both English and Spanish, participate in clinical rotations within a hospital setting and complete a research project. 

Clinical Pathway Requirements:

  • Earned a medical degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a record of satisfactory academic work
  • Submit two recommendation letters
  • Verified US residency/citizenship status if born other than in the US.
  • Submit resume and a personal statement of educational/professional goals.
  • Please send Official Transcripts and Letters of Recommendations to:
    Larkin University COBS 18301 N. Miami Ave. Miami FL 33169 Sciences
 

Questions?
Please Email: Biomedadmissions@larkin.edu or by phone: 305-760-7515

Research PATHWAY

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Biomedical Sciences Program, Research Pathway at Larkin University.

Larkin University has created a unique research pathway that provides students an opportunity to earn a Biomedical Science degree while participating in bench-top and clinical research.  Students are mentored by international research professors, tailored to student career goals. Gain experience with modern laboratory techniques and equipment, giving the student a competitive edge for a research career or for graduates of a medical school, enhance your application to a residency program.

Research Pathway Requirements:

  • Earned a bachelor or professional degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university with a record of satisfactory academic work
  • Submit two recommendation letters
  • Verified US residency/citizenship status if born other than in the US.
  • Submit resume and a personal statement of educational/professional goals.
  • Please send Official Transcripts and Letters of Recommendations to:
    Larkin University COBS 18301 N. Miami Ave. Miami FL 33169 Sciences
 

Questions?
Please Email: Biomedadmissions@larkin.edu or by phone: 305-760-7515

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Larkin University.

Each of you has been selected to be part of the “Larkin family” because of your determination, and commitment to improving your preparation for a career in the health profession. We are thrilled to welcome you to the L.I.O.N. Pride community. We want to ensure that you are prepared to get started as soon as you arrive on campus for Orientation. Please read this webpage in its entirety. If you have any questions, please email the Office of Admissions at biomedadmissions@larkin.edu

All of us at Larkin look forward to welcoming you to our campus!

Security Deposit

A non-refundable Security Deposit of $250 is due to “hold your seat” in the Class. This fee will be applied to your 1st-semester tuition. Please pay through our secure, online payment system.

Financial Services

Apply early to ensure funding is available for the 1st day of class. Students will not be permitted to attend class if tuition and fees are not paid.

FAQs

Larkin U has several affiliation agreements with Caribbean medical schools.  Students are guaranteed interviews at these schools, provided they meet the professional school guidelines and minimum GPA requirements during MBS program. These medical schools grant a MD degree.  First 2 years of the medical curriculum is taught at the school in Caribbean, the last 2 years are clerkships which are located in the United States. Graduates attend residency programs in the United States.  Larkin U partners with:

Ross University of Medicine, St. Georges University, American University of Antiqua, University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Western Atlantic University School of Medicine, and Orlando College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

The MBS program has a 93% placement rate.  The COBS Graduation Placement data records the number of graduates for each year since 2017. The data includes the number of students who are accepted into health professions school, employed in a healthcare field, employed in a research field or are in the process of applying to health professions school.  The program has graduated 27 students since 2017. As of October 2020, 15% of the graduates are currently in health professions school, 31% are currently working in healthcare, 15% are currently working in research and 26% are in the application cycle for health professions school. 

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LU has requested approval by the accrediting body to offer distance synchronous distance education (virtual attendance), starting Fall 2024.  Professors teaches the lecture in-person from the classroom with the option for students to attend in-person or virtual.  Students must attend class as scheduled.  Should a student not be able to attend in the classroom, they must join the class via a virtual platform.

Classes are scheduled Monday-Wednesday, in 4-hour blocks.  This provides students the opportunity to work while enrolled in the program.

LU has partnered with Florida International University Bayview Housing to offer housing to Larkin University Students. Bayview Student Living offers modern apartment homes equipped with everything a student needs to feel at home! The new modern housing facility offers private bedrooms & private or semi-private bathrooms, walk in showers, full kitchens, fully furnished, and all-inclusive living!

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At this time, Federal Loans are not available.  Larkin U Financial Services will assist students with applying for private student loans.  A listing of private loan vendors is located on the Financial Services web page.  Please note, private student loans approval is largely based on credit score.  Apply early in case you need to address credit score.

Accepted applicants will be required to pay a $250. non-refundable Matriculation Fee/Deposit to reserve a seat in the class.  Applicants will be notified of due date upon receipt of admissions letter. The deposit will be credited towards your Fall tuition.

Tuition and fees are divided among 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer) and due on the first day of classes.  Failure to pay tuition and fees will result in withdrawal from program.

Larkin U does not offer payments plans for tuition and fees.  Students must secure funding before the start of the Program.  Failure to do so will result in program withdrawal.

Students who elect to participate in shadow experiences are required to have active health insurance and updated immunizations during enrollment at Larkin University. We have included the cost of health insurance coverage in our Cost of Attendance, and you are permitted to add this need to your loan funds request. If you will be accessing coverage through the ACA Marketplace at https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/, the open enrollment period begins November 1st for coverage.  If you are losing employer coverage because of starting school, you may qualify to enroll during a Special Enrollment Period

No, due to the nature of our curriculum you will be automatically registered for classes as you progress in the program.

No, you will not. From the University Library you will have access to numerous online databases and textbooks needed to augment content information from faculty during your courses.  The exam preparation materials are integrated into the curriculum and are provided as part of the cost to attend the program.

No, you will not. During research experiences you will need to wear a lab coat, goggles, and protective safety equipment. During clinical experiences, you will need to wear business casual clothing and protective safety equipment. These items are covered as part of your curriculum costs to attend the program.