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The application deadline is rolling. Applications for the fall semester will be reviewed beginning in February. Spring admission is also offered, and applications will be reviewed during the fall semester.

Admission Requirements

Biomedicine graduate program entrance is based on:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimal undergraduate grade point average of 2.50. (Gap year certificate applicants must have a minimal undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.)
  • An appropriate standardized test score. GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT and others are accepted.
  • Prerequisite coursework for pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary applicants (8 courses, 32 credit hours total):

- Two general biology courses with laboratories (8 SH)
- Two general chemistry courses with laboratories (8 SH)
- Two organic chemistry courses with laboratories (8 SH)
- Two physics courses with laboratories (8 SH)

  • Prerequisite coursework for all other pre-professional health applicants (6 courses, 24 credit hours total):

- Two general biology courses with laboratories (8 SH)
- Two general chemistry courses with laboratories (8 SH)
- One organic chemistry course with laboratory (4 SH)
- One physics course with laboratory (4 SH)

Provisional Admittance:
Alternatively, applicants who are in need of only one or two of the above prerequisite courses can be granted provisional admittance to the master's program and can take those needed prerequisite courses while pursuing their graduate degree.

A completed application includes:

  1. A completed PostBacCAS application
  2. Two academic letters of recommendation, preferably one from a natural science professor from your most recent academic program.  Alternatively, one from a work supervisor is acceptable. Recommendation letters can take some time in acquiring; please contact your references immediately for your letter of support. Letters should be uploaded through PostBacCAS.
  3. Official transcripts - request official transcripts (not student copies) from each college or university you have attended. The official transcripts should be uploaded to PostBacCAS.
  4. Test scores - submit your most recent graduate standardized test results (GRE, MCAT, OAT, PCAT, DAT and/or VCAT) and language scores for international students (TOEFL and IELTS) to EMU's Graduate Admissions via email to or by postal mail to Eastern Mennonite University, Michael Whetzel, Graduate Admissions, 1200 Park Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802. 

An admissions committee will evaluate student applications and make recommendations for admissions.

Health History and Immunization Requirements for Enrollment

EMU requires all graduate and seminary students enrolled on campus in 9 semester hours or greater to complete the health evaluation form including official documentation of immunizations prior to the beginning of the first semester of enrollment. Any student who fails to furnish the completed history without documented medical or religious/philosophical reasons will not be eligible for registration for a second semester. Non-compliance may lead to further administrative action including possible administrative withdrawal from the university.

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