Biology for the Health Professions (M.S.)

Improve competitiveness for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or optometry school with a degree that you can earn online from Illinois Tech, Chicago's only tech-focused university.

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Health professions schools are competitive. The Master of Science in Biology for the Health Professions at Illinois Tech is a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program for students looking to enhance their academic records. It is designed to strengthen you as an applicant for professional health schools, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy.

The program is designed so that it can be taken entirely online, either by full-time or part-time study. Acquiring advanced hands-on laboratory experience is available by taking the suggested laboratory courses as electives.

Illinois Tech’s master’s program in biology for the health professions provides the skills, knowledge, and experiences to open doors to career opportunities.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Biology for the Health Professions is a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program designed to strengthen you as an applicant for professional health schools, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Biology for the Health Professions is mainly designed as preparation for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and optometry school. However, graduates can find employment in health-related fields.

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Audiologist
  • Biomedical equipment technician
  • Child life specialist
  • Clinical laboratory research technician
  • Clinical specialist
  • Drug information specialist
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Applicants to the program may use DAT, MCAT, or GRE scores for admission.

  • GRE: quantitative + verbal minimum score of 299; analytical writing minimum score of 2.5
  • DAT minimum score of 17
  • MCAT minimum score of 50th percentile

The health professions are a way to make a real difference in people's lives... it's an enormous responsibility, but also an enormous gift

Kathryn Spink, Director of Pre-Health Professions Programs

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