Frequently Asked Questions

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Applicants interested in applying to Campbell Medicine must complete an online application through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) once the application cycle opens in May. Applicants may continue to submit primary applications throughout the year as we are on a rolling admissions cycle. We will review and consider primary applications submitted by March 1st to AACOMAS. Please contact AACOMAS for more information on how to submit a primary application online at or additional information may be obtained by contacting:

7700 Old Georgetown Rd. Suite 250
Bethesda, MD 20814

Applicants must have completed before matriculation the following courses with a C or higher from an accredited college or university to be considered. A grade letter of a C- in any completed coursework will not be accepted, and no exceptions. (This includes any coursework completed online from an accredited college or university).

  • English: 1 year (6 semester hours/ 8 quarter hours) Please note: Other reading or writing-intensive courses instead of English will be accepted
  • Biological sciences: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours)
  • Physics: 1 year (6 to 8 semester hours/ 9 to 12 quarter hours)
  • General/Inorganic Chemistry: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours)
  • Organic Chemistry: 1 year with lab (8 semester hours/12 quarter hours) Please note:  One semester of Biochemistry can replace one semester of Organic Chemistry.
  • Six additional upper (300 level and above) science hours are favorable. Please note- courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology Microbiology, and Anatomy & Physiology) are highly recommended.

Yes, however, applicants must earn a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation. When applying 75 percent of the required credits for a degree accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

A WES evaluation must verify course work completed at an institution outside the United States is comparable to an accredited U.S. college.

CUSOM will require verification of applicants’ credentials from a college or university outside the U.S., who have met the equivalency for the minimum requirements for admission.


Yes, please make sure to list all of the coursework you are planning to take on your AACOMAS application. Also, you must complete all degree and prerequisite requirements at the time of matriculation or your offer of admission could be rescinded.

No, students with non-science majors who have completed the required prerequisites are eligible to submit an application.

Yes, we accept AP credits for required prerequisite coursework. We will review your transcript to determine what AP credits meet our admissions requirements. We may require a letter from the Registrar’s Office, if we can not determine what AP credit coursework has been taken.

The last date to submit a secondary application is March 15, unless otherwise noted by the Office of Admissions. We encourage applicants to complete the secondary application as soon as possible.

Note: Secondary applications are granted by invitation only.

You must pay a non-refundable $50.00 application fee online when you submit your secondary application. We do accept AACOMAS fee waivers. If you have been granted an AACOMAS fee waiver, you will need to email the waiver to the Office of Admissions.

No, you are not able to change information on your secondary application once it has been submitted. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Once we have received your secondary application, an application fee or waiver, required letters of recommendation, official MCAT scores, and all other supporting documents, the complete application is sent for review. If selected to participate in an Applicant Day, applicants will be notified via email. Applicant Days are typically conducted from August through April (subject to change). We highly recommend submitting all application materials at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline (March 15).

You are responsible for coordinating with this service to ensure that we receive at least one letter from an osteopathic or allopathic physician.  

The second letter must be from a Pre-Health Committee, Pre-Health Advisor, or faculty member with a doctoral degree.  Letters of recommendation included as part of a Pre-Health Committee packet are accepted.

Yes, we prefer letters to be submitted through AACOMAS. However, we will also accept letters of recommendation submitted through Interfolio, email or mail.

A pre-med committee letter is not required. Applicants who do not have a pre-med advisor will need to submit a letter of recommendation from a Pre-Health Committee or faculty member with a doctoral degree.

Have your college/university forward an official transcript to AACOMAS as soon as possible, so AACOMAS can forward the updated applicant profile to each of your designated colleges or universities. Please refer to the AACOMAS website to obtain dates and instructions for Academic Updates.

Please contact AACOMAS and notify them of the change. AACOMAS will notify all designated colleges or universities, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

If you decide to withdraw your application from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine during the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions in writing and submit to This will prevent applicants from receiving unwanted mail reminders.

Effective in the 2023-2024 application cycle, applicants who are legal permanent residents of the United States will be required to provide a copy of their permanent resident status (green card holder) prior to admission.  Permanent residency in pending status is not eligible for admission.

CUSOM does not accept applications from students requiring an F-1 student visa status.


To be considered to receive an invitation to attend an Applicant Day, an applicant must meet all admissions requirements, including the technical and vaccination standards for admission, and have submitted all required application materials (AACOMAS application, an official MCAT score report, a Secondary Application, required letters of recommendation, and the processing fee or waiver).

The applicant will be contacted via email providing available Applicant Day dates.

Yes, an Applicant Day confirmation email will be sent to the applicant once the Applicant Day has been scheduled. The confirmation email will include details and an agenda.  

CUSOM operates on a rolling admissions process. Applicants will be notified within two to four weeks of when the Applicant Day was conducted.


Masters of Biomedical Sciences

Yes, you would need separate letters of recommendation. The two letters of recommendation that you submit with your Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) application would need to recommend you for our program.

Those letters can be submitted via Interfolio or other similar services; they can also be mailed to either our physical address or PO Box, or scanned and emailed directly to the MSBS Program Office ( If emailed, letters will need to come from a professional email address (not a, etc.)

MSBS students receive guidance from the program administration, academic advising from faculty advisors, and formal career advising through the Personalized Evaluation of Professional Programs Candidacy (PEPPC) Committee.

PEPPC Committee meetings are held individually with each student every semester to discuss student progress and goals and offer advice with regard to applying to various health professional programs. We do not guarantee admission to medical schools/health profession schools. The robust nature of the curriculum provides students opportunities to become well-rounded, competitive applicants.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program is taught by the medical school faculty at the graduate level. MSBS coursework is designed to prepare students for the next level of learning in the health professions.

Yes; Campbell University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctorate degrees.

In April of 2017, the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) granted Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine full accreditation status.  Accreditation status is the highest level of accreditation awarded and confers all rights and privileges of accreditation.

The MSBS program is rigorous, and although some students work while in the MSBS program, it is highly recommended you allow yourself time to acclimate to the program and the coursework before committing to a work schedule.

Acceptance decisions are typically made within two weeks. Please be aware that there are several steps in the application process, including receipt of transcripts and letters of recommendation. 

Master of Health Professions Education

Visit the MHPE page for more information