Master of Science at Lincoln Memorial University Gap Year Programs

If you are interested in a career in medicine or veterinary medicine and considering a gap year to strengthen your application, LMU’s post-bacc programs may be for you.

Students who are interested in attending medical school or veterinary school in the future typically opt to apply for the Anatomical Sciences (AS), Biomedical Professions (BP), or Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (VBIO) programs.  Each of these consists of 30 graduate hours of study, which students complete the degree in a full year.

Throughout their time in the program, students will take courses alongside first year students at the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) and LMU College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM).  These classes can include courses such as Medical Gross Anatomy, Histology, Neuroanatomy, and Veterinary Anatomy I & II.

MS students that maintain a 3.0 GPA in the fall semester of the program are guaranteed a spring interview at LMU-DCOM or LMU-CVM. Grades of B or above in professional courses will be applied to your future transcripts at LMU-DCOM or LMU-CVM.

The following undergraduate coursework is required in order to be accepted to the MS:

  • Biological Sciences  – 16 credit hours with labs
  • Chemistry – 16 credit hours including 8 hours of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • Physics – 8 credit hours of algebra or calculus based with labs
  • Mathematics – 6 credit hours at the College Algebra level or higher

Courses such as ethics and statistics are highly recommended to be completed before you begin the MS program.  If these are not completed prior to starting the program, they are then considered a deficiency course and may delay completion of the graduate program.

Currently the Spring 2019 application is open until December 1st, for students graduating in the Fall 2018 semester. Also, the Fall 2019 application is open until June 15th, for students graduating in the Spring 2019 semester.

If you’re interested in finding more about this program, you can read more about the programs here, or contact Lindsay L. Davis, Recruitment and Student Services Coordinator at or via telephone at 800.325.0900 ext. 7071.


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