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Program Overview

Program Overview

Students with a master’s degree are stronger candidates for entrance into medical school. And changing careers or receiving a promotion is a competitive process. But with a Lipscomb M.S. in Biomolecular Science, these facts won't be a hurdle for you. We want to be the best premedical post-bac program in the South; and we're doing that. You’ll graduate from our faith-based program being well-positioned for a successful career in medicine, basic research or forensic science.

You'll find we can help you significantly strengthen your application into the allied health professions even if your GPA is currently lower than you like. Let us give you the research, experience and opportunities you need to stand out. Our program emphasizes cancer biology, immunology and infectious disease and genetics. With an average class size of 14, you'll get the attention you crave and deserve. And that attention will come from a proven faculty who are not only extensively published and performing cutting-edge research, but are mentors deeply committed to your academic, professional and spiritual preparation. 

Whether you want to enter clinical science or the allied health sciences, we'll work with you to ensure you are a stronger applicant and a valuable asset in the market. By the way, 77 percent of our pre-med grads who applied to medical school have a checkmark by that accomplishment, and our Ph.D. acceptance rate is over 90 percent. Take advantage of this opportunity to take part in biomedical research and enhance your professional edge!

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in one of the biological sciences or closely related fields
  • A strong undergraduate background in Biology, Molecular biology, or Biochemistry having several of the following courses: Cell or Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, Statistics (must-have)
  • Official transcripts
  • Standardized test scores: we accept GRE (>301), MCAT (>500), DAT (>18), Biology MFT (>155).
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Personal Statement
  • Résumé
  • The ideal candidate has undergraduate lab experiences, courses in cell or molecular biology, infectious disease and statistics, an average GPA of at least a 3.2 and a test score above the 50th percentile.

Priority deadlines for the fall, spring and summer cohorts are the following:

  • Fall — July 1 
  • Spring — November 1 
  • Summer — April 1 
    • Exam waivers for applications for the summer and fall cohorts might have the potential to be waived. Check with the program recruiter to learn more.
    • Late applications will still be considered regardless of the deadline date!



Program Core Requirements (15 hours)

  • BMS 5103 - Research Methodology and Experimental Design
  • BMS 5113 - Biomolecular Laboratory I
  • BMS 5213 - Biostatistics
  • BMS 5223 - Ethics in Science and Biotechnology
  • BMS 5503 - Capstone Research

Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Program tuition is $1,080* per credit hour.

*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.

Types of Aid


Month program

Program Highlights

Small Class Sizes

You’ll have opportunities to engage in meaningful discussion, receive one-on-one faculty mentorship and ask difficult questions in our small class sizes. Plus, you’ll feel supported in a tight-knit learning community.

Cohort Model

Our cohort model emphasizes communal learning and extended field experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to form professional and personal relationships with like-minded peers that will extend far beyond the duration of the program.

Research Opportunities

We know that you want to be an innovator in the field. That’s why we offer unique research opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities with our world-class faculty so that you can hone your expertise.


A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.


Student-to-faculty ratio

Our Faculty

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    Amanda Williams

    Assistant Professor

    Amanda Williams was raised in Providence, Kentucky. She met her husband, Rick, at the Green Hills Starbucks when they were both college students at Lipscomb (B.S., Biology). Upon graduation, she...

    Meet Amanda Williams
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    Jon Lowrance

    Biology Department Chair

    Jon H. Lowrance is a professor of biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lipscomb University. He received his bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in Biology from...

    Meet Jon Lowrance
  • Florah Mhlanga headshot

    Florah Mhlanga

    Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Scienc

    Florah Mhlanga serves as the Associate Dean and Professor of Biology the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Lipscomb University. She also serves as the Director of the Lipscomb...

    Meet Florah Mhlanga
  • Bonny Millimaki headshot

    Bonny Millimaki

    Director of the Biomolecular Science Program

    Bonny Millimaki is an associate professor of Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003....

    Meet Bonny Millimaki
  • Brian Ellis headshot

    Brian Ellis

    Assistant Professor

    After completing my Ph.D. studying viral delivery systems for carrying targeted gene therapy components in the lab of Matt Porteus (now at Stanford), I went on to do postdoctoral research...

    Meet Brian Ellis
  • Kyle Brawner headshot

    Kyle Brawner

    Assistant Professor

    Kyle Brawner joined the Lipscomb Biology Department in August 2020 as an assistant professor. He received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Lipscomb in 2012 and his Ph.D....

    Meet Kyle Brawner

Career Paths

Medical Scientists

Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

Forensic Science Technicians

Forensic science technicians aid criminal investigations by collecting and analyzing evidence. Many technicians specialize in various types of laboratory analysis.