Please note that many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and admissions requirements due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally, references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions should be read in light of current campus health and safety guidelines, which continue to evolve in response to changing conditions. More information can be found on WesternU’s COVID-19 Information page.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Step 1: Prerequisites and Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete the application requirements in time to apply for your preferred year of entry.

International Students: We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the prerequisite and application requirements as outlined. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS website to learn more.

Step 2: Make Yourself a Competitive Candidate

Admission to the program is competitive so you should strive to not only meet, but exceed the minimum requirements. To get a feel for the competitiveness of the applicant pool we recommend that you view our class statistics page.

Step 3: Preparing and Submitting your Application

The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

Prerequisite Courses
  • There are no prerequisite courses required for the MSMS program. However, to be considered an applicant, you must have completed all prerequisite courses required for your future professional program of study. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they have met the prerequisite requirements for their future professional program of study.

    For admissions prerequisite information required for WesternU’s professional programs, please visit the website at www.prospective.westernu.edu. University Recruiter and Admissions Counselor contact information can also be found on our website.

  • Additional courses such as upper-division courses in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology will enhance one’s application.
Application Requirements
Completion of requirements as outlined

Bachelor’s Degree From A Regionally Accredited U.S. Institution

  • Should have a strong science component
  • Must be conferred by matriculation
  • BS or BA in any subject is acceptable
  • Degree must be completed by May 15th of the planned matriculation year

Minimum Overall GPA of 2.5

  • GPA must meet minimum requirements at the time of application and be maintained through admission into the program

Fully completed PostbacCAS application that includes the following

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended

Test Scores For One Standardized Admissions Test
WesternU’s school code is: 4152

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – If Required

  • The TOEFL is required for all applicants submitting coursework from foreign schools
  • A minimum score of 89 (23 speaking, 22 writing, 22 reading and 22 listening) for the Internet-Based Test (IBT) and must be submitted at the time of application
  • TOEFL scores are valid for two years
  • Exceptions:
    • The TOEFL exam will be waived for permanent and temporary residents of the United States who have completed the English prerequisite from an accredited institution in the United States.
    • English courses taken from foreign countries whose native language is English will be accepted (e.g., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and the British West Indies)

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.

Access to a Computer Meeting Minimum Technical Standards

Application Process

Please note that many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and admissions requirements due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally, references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions should be read in light of current campus health and safety guidelines, which continue to evolve in response to changing conditions. More information can be found on WesternU’s COVID-19 Information page.  Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

Step 1: Prerequisites and Application Requirements

The first step in the admissions process is to ensure you are on track to complete the application requirements in time to apply for your preferred year of entry.

International Students: We do not require a separate application or fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the prerequisite and application requirements as outlined. If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our International Student Services (ISS) staff are available to help you. Visit the ISS website to learn more.

Step 2: Make Yourself a Competitive Candidate

Admission to the program is competitive so you should strive to not only meet, but exceed the minimum requirements. To get a feel for the competitiveness of the applicant pool we recommend that you view our class statistics page.

Step 3: Preparing and Submitting your Application

The apply now page will provide you with step-by-step instructions as well as an application checklist. There are a number of supporting materials that make up your completed application and it is essential that you print and carefully follow the checklist to ensure that you properly submit these pieces by the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate through the application process, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisite Courses
  • There are no prerequisite courses required for the MSMS program. However, to be considered an applicant, you must have completed all prerequisite courses required for your future professional program of study. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they have met the prerequisite requirements for their future professional program of study.

    For admissions prerequisite information required for WesternU’s professional programs, please visit the website at www.prospective.westernu.edu. University Recruiter and Admissions Counselor contact information can also be found on our website.

  • Additional courses such as upper-division courses in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology will enhance one’s application.
Application Requirements
Application Requirements
Completion of requirements as outlined

Bachelor’s Degree From A Regionally Accredited U.S. Institution

  • Should have a strong science component
  • Must be conferred by matriculation
  • BS or BA in any subject is acceptable
  • Degree must be completed by May 15th of the planned matriculation year

Minimum Overall GPA of 2.5

  • GPA must meet minimum requirements at the time of application and be maintained through admission into the program

Fully completed PostbacCAS application that includes the following

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended

Test Scores For One Standardized Admissions Test
WesternU’s school code is: 4152

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – If Required

  • The TOEFL is required for all applicants submitting coursework from foreign schools
  • A minimum score of 89 (23 speaking, 22 writing, 22 reading and 22 listening) for the Internet-Based Test (IBT) and must be submitted at the time of application
  • TOEFL scores are valid for two years
  • Exceptions:
    • The TOEFL exam will be waived for permanent and temporary residents of the United States who have completed the English prerequisite from an accredited institution in the United States.
    • English courses taken from foreign countries whose native language is English will be accepted (e.g., Canada, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and the British West Indies)

Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required

  • International applicants, or any other applicants who are not U.S. citizens and who are living in the U.S., must provide proof of legal U.S. residency prior to matriculation.

Access to a Computer Meeting Minimum Technical Standards