Admissions Requirements

  1. Applicant must hold a bachelor's (baccalaureate) degree* from a regionally-accredited undergraduate college or university in the US or an equivalent degree from a non-US accredited undergraduate university, verified for equivalency (course by course with GPA) by a transcript evaluation agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  3. Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 and above is preferred.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (or one committee letter from the applicant's college or university within a two-year timeframe).
  5. Applicants must provide consent to the following CalMed-MBS requirements for students who are accepted for enrollment. Prior to matriculation, the student must:
    1. Provide consent to the following background checks, which are required before the matriculating year.
      1. National, state, and county criminal background check
      2. Substance abuse screening
      3. Proof of immunization status (see below)
    2. Must meet the immunization requirements set by CalMed. A detailed set of instructions will be provided with the Acceptance Letter.
    3. Must attend the CalMed-MBS orientation program.
  6. Applicant must be a US citizen, be a permanent resident, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status with social security number.
  7. All CalMed- MBS classes are conducted in English. CalMed- MBS does not offer any English language service, including English as a second language (ESL) courses. The student must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of a US college or university as demonstrated by the possession of a college diploma. Applicants who are not graduates of a US college or university are required to take and submit scores from the TOEFL examination. A minimum score of 550 is required on the TOEFL paper examination while a minimum score of 80 is required on the TOEFL iBT. Contact CalMed Office of Admissions for details.

Important note:

* Prospective MBS students are responsible for determining and completing the prerequisites coursework for their target professional program and institution (e.g., biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics). Target health professional programs may include medical, dental, and pharmacy schools.

Note: Please see also the "Immunization Requirements, Criminal Background Checks, and Drug Testing" section in the MBS Student Handbook.