MBS Application for Admissions

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program at the California University of Science and Medicine – School of Medicine (Calmed). Please read the information below regarding our admission requirements, submission of the application fee, and the fee waiver criteria. To apply for our program, please click on the "APPLY NOW” link and complete all sections of the application. If you have any questions regarding the admission process, please contact us at mbsadmissions@calmedu.org or at 909-490-5910.

To be considered for admission, you must possess the following:

  • US citizenship, permanent resident status, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status with social security number.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution and/or NACES (http://www.naces.org/) document equivalizing coursework and degree(s).
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Committee evaluation or 2 letters of recommendation.
  • Optional: MCAT or GRE.
  • TOEFL: Applicants whose bachelor’s degree was obtained from an institution outside of the United States of America.
  • Pre-requisite Courses: The CalMed MBS program values the contribution of the liberal arts and humanities to the healthcare field and does not have specific course requirements in the natural sciences. However, prospective MBS students are responsible for determining and completing the prerequisite coursework for their target professional program and institution (e.g., biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics).
  • Research experience is not required, but is an asset.

Although there is a priority application deadline of July 15, the Graduate Admissions Committee will consider applications until the MBS Class of 2018 is full (most likely late summer).

Each completed application will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee in order to determine both the academic and personal fit with CalMed.

The CalMed MBS program application is independent from the MD program application, and MBS program admission cannot consider the materials submitted to the MD program. Even if you have already applied to the MD program, please submit all required materials for the MBS program.

If you have questions about the MBS program or admissions process, please contact the Office of Admissions at mbs@calmedu.org.

Diversity Statement

CalMed is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs and employment. CalMed does not discriminate with regard to age, ancestry, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, parental status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status and provides equal treatment and access to all CalMed programs, activities, and application for employment.

Equal educational opportunity includes but is not limited to the following: admission, recruitment, extracurricular programs and activities, facilities, access to course offerings, counseling and testing, financial assistance, and employment.

Equal employment opportunity includes but is not limited to providing and safeguarding the opportunity for all persons to seek, obtain, and hold employment and qualify for advancement in CalMed without discrimination. CalMed is committed to nondiscrimination in compliance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503 and 504), The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1967, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and nondiscrimination laws of the State of California.


California University of Science and Medicine is in the process of obtaining accreditation/approval from the following accrediting and governing bodies: California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Applicants should regularly check the CalMed website and University Student Catalog/Handbook for updates.

Matriculation Requirements

If you are accepted to the program, prior to matriculation, candidates must:

  • Sign and submit the CalMed-MBS program enrollment agreement and $100.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  • Provide consent to the following background checks:
    • National, state, and country criminal background check.
    • Substance abuse screening (if participating in a CalMed volunteer or service learning program).
    • Proof of Immunization status.
  • Meet the immunization requirements described in the University Student Catalog/Handbook. A detailed set of instructions will be provided with the Acceptance Letter.
  • Submit evidence of health insurance coverage.
  • Attend the CalMed-MBS orientation program.

Services for Students with Disabilities Policy

CalMed complies with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

CalMed will not discriminate or retaliate against any person because of his or her disability.

Discrimination of or retaliation against persons with qualified disabilities is a violation of the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and will not be tolerated. Effective action, including disciplinary action where appropriate, will be taken should prove violations of either of these Acts occur.

Should a faculty member, staff, or administrator be made aware of a student requesting academic accommodations due to a disability, that faculty member or administrator should immediately refer the student to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions of the student’s school, who will see that the student connects with the University’s Registrar and/or school’s Office of Student Affairs and Admissions for information on policies and processes necessary to grant accommodations.

Students requiring accommodations must first contact the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions in his/her school. In order to provide accommodations promptly, the student should notify the Associate Dean four weeks before the start of the academic year, to ensure accommodations are in place when needed.

Documentation requirements for disabilities are determined on a case‐by‐case basis and must be provided by a qualified licensed health care professional as defined in the student handbook. All documentation must be signed and submitted on official letterhead and include date, name, title, and credentials of the licensed professional. Details as to the type of accommodation and its implementation should be included. This documentation should not be more than four‐years‐old. If it is, the student may be required to obtain a current evaluation and recommendation. The University’s ADA Officer, who is located in the Human Resources Office, determines eligibility and appropriate services based on the documentation submitted. This information is conveyed to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions, who works with faculty to ensure the student receives the appropriate accommodations for their documented disability. It is important for the student to understand that accommodations must be reasonable and not fundamentally alter the nature of the curriculum to be received.

Guidelines are addressed in the student handbook and provided in the interest of assuring that documentation will adequately verify eligibility and support requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and auxiliary aids and services. The University does not have to eliminate or lower essential requirements, make modifications that would result in a fundamental alteration of programs or activities or impose an undue burden on the institution.

Application Directions

Please note the following as you complete the application:

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that ALL application materials are received by CalMed. MBS admissions will notify you that your application is missing required materials; your application is complete, and has been forwarded for review; faculty review has determined to invite you for an interview; and rendered committee decisions: accepted, waitlist, or denial of application.
  • MBS admissions encourages electronic submission of materials when possible, as this expedites the review of your application.
  • Your application will NOT be reviewed until all materials are received and the $50 application fee has been processed.

Application Fee

Please submit your $50 application fee payment with check, money order or cashier's check payable to: California University of Science and Medicine. Mail your payment to the address below:

California University of Science and Medicine
Attn: MBS Program Admissions
217 East Club Center Drive, Suite A
San Bernardino, CA 92408

We will gladly waive this fee if you were approved for the AAMC Fee Assistance Program, please forward proof of your approval (screenshot from AMCAS website or forward email) to mbsadmissions@calmedu.org. No application will be reviewed for admission into the MBS program without the application fee or written consent for a fee waiver.