Requirements for Admission

The minimum requirements for admission include:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident. (Note: RVU has been approved to accept international students. It is anticipated that MCOM will also receive approval for the matriculating Class of 2024.)

  • A bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university must be completed prior to matriculation (exceptions may be made and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  These exceptions may pertain to faith-based and/or strong international universities).
    *In the event of coursework completed at foreign institutions, official detailed course-by-course evaluations must be completed by an approved agency. Please see list of approved agencies under ‘Matriculation’ section.

  • Minimum prerequisite course work that must be completed prior to matriculation includes:  

    • Biology (12 semester hours including lab),

    • General Chemistry (8 semester hours including lab),

    • Organic Chemistry (8 semester hours including lab),                                                                             

    • Physics (8 semester hours including lab),

    • English or Literature (6 semester hours),

    • Social or Behavioral Sciences (6 semester hours),

    • Biochemistry (3 semester hours).

  • No grade below a “C” will be considered to fulfill requirements.

Additional upper division coursework such as Statistics, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, and Cellular Biology is highly recommended.