Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for the Blue Marble University School of Medicine:

Home School Applicants, Alternative Education Applicants, Advance Placement Applicants (Early Admission), Other Non-Traditional Students, and High School Students seeking admission to our 5 year combined BS/MD program, please see the Special Admissions and Application Procedure Here:

For our 3 year online MD degree program, a minimum of a Bachelors Degree or equivalent, with demonstration of completion of basic science courses such as biology, chemistry, and mathematics is required. In some circumstances, a Bachelors Degree with a concentration in liberal arts may be considered, but only if the applicant has other training, work experience , or lab experience in the sciences. In the event a student lacks sufficient educational qualifications, a remedial program and/or courses which can be completed entirely online and for free, may be recommended. Completion of such courses must occur prior to admission. The course work for this online MD program is based in the biomedical sciences and is a doctoral program. Students with no science background will have have difficulty completing the course work. Students must append to their application package a brief report as to why they feel qualified to complete the program successfully.

Students who have a no-science Bachelors Degree, but do have a Masters Degree in the biomedical sciences are also qualified for Admission.

Students with a Masters Degree in the sciences may be considered for a credit against some of the required courses. This decision can only be made in connection with a formal application. No advisory opinions can be issued prior to application. Credits are not favoured. However the grant of credits will be fairly considered, but the burden is on the student to demonstrate past proficiency with respect to a particular subject.

Applicants already possessing a doctoral degree (PhD) in any field are considered qualified for admission regardless of past field of endeavour, because it is felt that the work ethic involved in such an achievement, which normally includes a thesis, would be sufficient to complete our online medical degree successfully.

Applicants are required to have access to high speed internet. This includes the need for access to the latest web browsers. It will just not be possible to complete the course work and internet literature research with only a dial-up connection.  Access  to high speed internet can be found at your local library, community college, university, or internet cafe.

So, in summary, the basic requirements for Admission are:

(a) Prepare and file the Application with supporting documents

(b) Have any of the following educational prerequisites:
▪ — BA or BS with science concentration, or
▪ — BA  with additional training or work experience in biomedical science, or
▪ — MA or MS in biomedical sciences
▪ — PhD or equivalent in any field of endeavour

(c ) Meet the Technological Requirements for taking our courses.

(d) Date of Birth: It is essential in the Application process that you supply your proper date of birth in the format: mm/dd/yyyy. Your date of birth is used as your password for accessing your transcript and education record, which is permanently maintained online and accessible to you, or to anyone such as an employer, you choose to give your password, at any time at no charge. We do not discriminate whatsoever regarding age, it was determined that in setting up the permanent online records procedure and database, that your date of birth would be the best password for students to use. This will be your permanent password and CANNOT be changed. So please provide the date of birth that corresponds to your other legal records.

Enrollment may be limited: Simply meeting the technical requirements for enrollment does not guarantee admission. Your overall presentation and other subjective factors may play a role in determining if you are a good fit for our programs.

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