Biomedical Masters Program

BMP vs. Post-Bacc

What is the BMP?

The Biomedical Masters Program is a one year, Master's of Science program focused on equipping college graduates with additional academic and experiential opportunities, designed to enhance their ability to gain entrance in PhD, MD, and DMD programs. The rigorous coursework and experiential components of BMP also equips students to utilize the Master's of Science training in professional jobs immediately after the program. Students also participate in strategic career planning, mentorship relationships, and career coaching to ensure positive outcomes. 

Unlike a Post-Baccalaureate certificate, the BMP builds upon the experiences and coursework required to gain entrance into PhD, MD and DMD programs. Check out the difference between the BMP program and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate to see if BMP is right for you

Pitt BMP Post-Bac Certificates
Prepares students for Medical, Dental, PhD programs and Industry jobs Prepares students for Medical school admissions
Provides a MS degree suitable for continued education or industry work Provides a certificate at the bachelor's level
Requires a strong Science background, students should have completed premedical coursework as undergraduates Provides coursework to for students who do not meet the pre-requisites for medical school admissions
Offers graduate level science courses on par with Medical, Dental and PhD programs Offers undergraduate science courses to help students meet the curricular requirements of medical school
Emphasizes critical thinking, self-directed learning, synthesis of concepts, and discovery of new concepts Focuses on scientific knowledge and the ability to know and understand concepts.


What makes the Pitt BMP Distinctive?

  • Education and training for life-long learning
  • Individualized curriculum structure
  • Self-directed and collaborative learning models
  • Experiential learning
  • Career Coaching and Mentoring programs
  • Built on the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s innovative curriculum: Emphasizing not only what to know, but how to think!


Professional Program Opportunities

Find out more about where BMP students find opportunities