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These requirements are reflective of the 2022 application cycle for matriculation in January 2023.
  • All prerequisite coursework must be COMPLETED and transcripts for outstanding prerequisite coursework must be RECEIVED by CMU no later than October 1 of the year prior to matriculation. 
  • No more than nine semester credits may be outstanding at the time of application. A plan to complete outstanding coursework, including the bachelor's degree, must be documented in the CASPA application. 
  • Any outstanding prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “B” or higher by October 1 of the year prior to matriculation.  Any outstanding prerequisite grades under “B” can disqualify any applicant from matriculating into the program. All applicants must complete the required prerequisites. 
  • A bachelor degree from a regionally accredited college or university must be completed by October 1 of the year prior to matriculation.  
  • Coursework completed in quarter credits should be converted to semester credits. One quarter credit is equivalent to 0.667 semester credits.  The program does not make exceptions to the minimum semester credit requirement for each prerequisite. 
  • All prerequisites completed by the time of application must have a grade of “C” or higher.
  • All prerequisite course work must be earned from a regionally accredited U.S. Higher Education institution and be verifiable through official transcripts. View requirements for International Applicants
  • A single course cannot be used to meet multiple requirements.
  • Online coursework may be accepted. Contact [email protected] if you have questions about whether specific courses will meet the program's prerequisite requirements. 
  • No prerequisite course may be taken on a “pass/fail” or “credit/non-credit” basis.

All applicants must meet the following GPA requirements: 

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (as calculated by CASPA)
  • Must have a minimum Science GPA of 3.0 (as calculated by CASPA)
  • Must have a minimum Prerequisite GPA of 3.0

Quality of GPA above the minimum required 3.0 will be considered during the applicant screening process. 

Prerequisite Science Courses

Course Description Semester Credits
Human Anatomy with Lab A two-semester combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course is acceptable. Course(s) must cover all body systems.  3
One semester with lab required (or combined A&P)
Human Physiology A two-semester combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course is acceptable. Course(s) must cover all body systems.  3
One semester (or combined A&P)
Genetics Course must be human focused. Lab recommended but not required. This is an additional biology course and cannot count towards Biology total of 6 semester credits. 3
Biological Sciences

Recommended biology courses designed for biology or physiology majors: General Biology, Advanced Physiology, Microbiology, Gross Anatomy


Recommended course sequence designed for chemistry or biology majors

Recommended: General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry

Prerequisite Non-Science Courses

Course Description Semester Credits
Statistics* May be taken in any department. Calculus coursework will not be accepted 3
Psychology* Must be a course in general, introductory, abnormal or life span/developmental psychology 3

*The program will accept AP or IB credit towards the Statistics and Psychology prerequisite requirement with college transcripts that verify credits were given towards these courses. AP credit or IB credit will not be accepted to fulfill any science course prerequisite.