Master of Arts in Biomedical Science Admissions

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NGU Master in Arts of Biomedical Science program (MABS) application cycle opens August 10, 2023 and runs through late July 2024.

  • Enrollment into the Master’s of Biomedical Sciences program can occur at the beginning of each academic term: Spring (January 8, 2024), Summer (May 13, 2024) or Fall (August 2024)
  • Application for admission must be submitted through the PostbacCAS centralized application system.
  • Application Deadline: Verified PostbacCAS application deadline is 4 weeks prior to matriculation.
  • As of June 2023, the PostbacCAS application fee is $139 for the first program and $54 for each additional program.  
  • NGU MABS program does not require an additional application fee.
  • Admission Requirements
    • Regionally accredited undergraduate institution bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4-point scale.
    • Applicants with a cumulative bachelor’s degree undergraduate grade point average below 2.5 on a 4-point scale must submit a score report for one of the below. Test scores older than five years prior the date of application are not accepted.
      • Graduate Record Exam (GRE, revised edition) score
        • Test scores are submitted electronically to PostbacCAS directly from Education Testing Services (ETS).
        • The GRE requirement is optional for applicants with a master’s degree or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited institution.
      • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score
      • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score
    • An applicant whose native language is not English and who does not have a full year (two semesters) of composition or its equivalent in English studies must demonstrate skills in English understanding and use must submit a TOEFL score.  
      • The internet-based TOEFL must have been taken and recorded within the last two years at the time of application.
      • Satisfactory scores for internet-based TOEFL:  Total score of 100 with a minimum score of 20 on each section
  • Letters of Recommendation

    Complete requests for three (3) letters of reference directly in PostbacCAS

    • Recent graduate: one letter must be from an academic advisor
    • 3+ years post graduation:  one letter must be from an individual who has been directly involved in supervising the applicant’s professional experience.
    • Professional and academic letters only
  • Personal Statement

    Personal Statement (Letter of Intent) submitted directly to PostbacCAS:

    • How have your experiences contributed to your decision to pursue a career in healthcare?
    • What strategies will you use to succeed in online biomedical science coursework?
  • Special Consideration
    • Successful completion of this program will provide graduates with a special consideration for the NGU PA program, easing the transition from the MABS to PA school at NGU. 

Interested in learning more about the admissions process for the Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences program?


  • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Official transcripts in English from regionally accredited institution or institutions that are members of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Transcripts
    • All official transcripts are submitted directly to PostbacCAS
    • Transcripts for all undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) course work must be submitted directly to PostbacCAS, not just courses from institutions from which a degree was obtained.
    • At least one transcript must indicate the completion of a bachelor’s degree.  The official transcript must list a ‘degree awarded’ date or ‘degree conferred’ date.
      • New Graduates: Before submitting an official transcript from which a degree was awarded, confirm the conferral date of the degree is listed on the official transcript.
    • Foreign & French-Canadian Transcripts:
      • Post-secondary studies transcript(s) must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). This has an accompanying cost and is to be paid by the applicant.
      • World Education Services (WES) for Foreign Transcripts must send their official report directly to PostbacCAS; select “Course by Course” evaluation option.
    • International Students
      • The Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences is only available in an online format.  Therefore, international students may attend online from their respective countries but NGU cannot issue an F-1 visa for this program
  • Prerequisite Courses
    • No specific course prerequisite courses are required.

Selection Process

  • Application Review
    • Once a complete application if verified by PostbacCAS, the MABS admissions committee will review the application for admissions.
    • Per PostbacCAS Program User Guide, verifications of complete applications occur in chronological order and can take up to 10 business days. A PostbacCAS application is complete when:
      • All official transcripts have been received by PostbacCAS and posted to your application.
      • At least one letter of recommendation has been requested.
        • PostbacCAS will allow an application to move to complete status when two letters of recommendation are requested and one of those requests are received/complete.
        • The MABS admission committee will not review an application until three letters have been requested with one of those requests received/complete.
        • North Greenville University MABS program requires three recommendations are received prior to an admissions decision.
      • Your application fee payment was submitted and marked as received.
  • Interview Timeline/Process
    • An intake-interview (online or in-person) with 1-2 MABS Admission Committee members may be required based on application.
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