Bioinformatics Program

psm in biomarkers and diagnostics

Program Description

  • This Professional Science Masters program provides students with advanced training in science without a Ph.D., and highly-valued business skills without an MBA.
  • Students in this program will be prepared for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing.
  • This program combines a rigorous study in science or mathematics with skills-based coursework in management, policy, or law.
  • A “real-world” internship in a business or public sector enterprise will be required instead of the more typical thesis


Program Code: MD-BIDI-MSBS

Applying to the PSM in Biomarkers & Diagnostics

Applicants to the MSBS degree must meet the following requirements, in addition to those of the College of Graduate Studies.  Please refer to the Graduate School website to see any additional requirements.

  1. Online application form. To apply for a PSM degree please choose the option "MSBS in Biomarkers and Diagnostics" for Program of Study. Students who have already applied to the Program can check their application status online.  

  2. GRE

         a. GRE requirements have been waived for the following:

    • US students with GPA above 3.0
    • UToledo or University of Findlay pipeline students
    • Students who can submit recent MCAT scores (25 or higher)            

 b. For all others, our requirement is:  

    • GRE composite score of 300 (combined verbal and quantitative) and 3.5 (analytical). GRE scores are required and they must be current (within the last five years). The GRE is not required if you have MCAT scores as an alternative (taken by medical science and MD/PhD Program applicants as a national equivalent). 

3. Earned bachelor's degree or earned graduate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants with a degree in progress will be considered.

4. Official transcripts for undergraduate and any graduate education. GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4-pt scale). A student with a GPA of 2.5 or above, but below 3.0, may apply for provisional acceptance . This will change to Regular (non-probationary) status. If their first term graduate coursework has a GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

5. Three letters of recommendation from college faculty or research supervisors, signed and on official letterhead.

6. CV including Statement of Purpose. Previous research experience is considered, but not required. Students can begin at the start of any term, though Fall entry is recommended. Admissions are made on a rolling basis until the class is filled.

7. TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English. We require a score of 550 or higher for the paper-administrated version, 213 or higher for the computer-administered version, and 80 or higher for the Internet-administered version (IELTS scores are no longer accepted). 


Current Students


During the first semester, students will be required to meet with Dr. Robert Blumenthal to identify specific areas of interest and make contact with sponsoring companies.  Selection of an internship project should be completed early in the second semester. An Internship is done in place of a thesis, during the summer term of the PSM program.

Students will gain a learning experience in an industry setting, to enhance their practical training and employability. The Bioinformatics program has internship agreements with:


PSM Plan of StudyA Plan of Study form is required BEFORE the student completes 9 credit hours (during the first Fall term). 


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the PSM program, please contact the program secretary 



Last Updated: 3/11/21