Program Description

The Advanced Biomedical Sciences (ABS) graduate certificate is a program offered by GeorgeSquared, a partnership between George Mason University and the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). This program is designed for students who have all of their core coursework and extracurricular prerequisites for medical, dental, or other health-related fields, but otherwise have a comparatively limited science background (non-science majors with only the pre-health curricular core, for example), modest grades in the sciences as undergraduates, and/or need to improve their Medical College Admission Test, Dental Admission Test, or other pre-professional scores.

This is a 9-month full-time program that begins each fall semester. Most classes are held at George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus in Manassas, Virginia with cadaveric anatomy labs held at GUMC.

What it costs

Details can be found here.

Application Deadline

Deadline for Spring 2023

Does not admit in the spring.

 

Deadline for Fall 2023

Priority Deadline: 7/15

Standard Deadline: 7/15

Space Available Deadline (International): 8/1

Space Available Deadline (Domestic): 8/1

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Program Summary

100 Percent Online

Program: Advanced Biomedical Sciences Grad Certificate

Degree: Graduate

College/School: College of Science

Credits: 20 total

This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page.

Who should apply?

This program is designed for students who have all of their core coursework and extracurricular prerequisites for medical, dental or other health-related fields, but otherwise have a comparatively limited science background (non-science majors with only the pre-health curricular core, for example), modest grades in the sciences as undergraduates, and/or also need to improve their Medical College Admission Test, Dental Admission Test, or other pre-professional scores.

Why choose George Mason?

The partnership, GeorgeSquared, offers students the opportunity to pursue preparatory studies for medical, dental, or other health professional school in lecture, hybrid/flipped, and fully online/flipped modalities. The success of our alumni is best represented by the high rates of medical or dental school acceptance – roughly 2/3 of our graduates will be in medical or dental school within two years of completing the program.

Pricing details can be found here.

Career Opportunities

Following graduation, students will be qualified for admission into medical, dental, or other health professional school, ultimately pursuing careers in these fields.

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Program ContactEmail: gsquared@gmu.edu
Program Websitehttps://science.gmu.edu/georgesquared
Department Websitehttps://science.gmu.edu/