Osteopathic Medical School Requirements

One of the problems of gaining admission to any medical school is that state legislatures set limitations on the number of out-of-state students that can be accepted by a partially-supported state institution. Admission limitations tend to be less problematic for osteopathic schools since many osteopathic schools receive little, if any, state support.

Below is a listing of the current 20 osteopathic schools with web addresses and a brief synopsis of specific admission requirements with an emphasis on information important to out-of-state applicants. Note that several of the osteopathic schools have branch campuses.


"SER" stands for Standard Entrance Requirements (SER), and they are as follows:
  • 8 hours of Biology/Zoology
  • 8 hours of Inorganic Chemistry
  • 8 hours of Organic Chemistry
  • 8 hours of Physics
  • 6 hours of English
Class sizes and tuition (per year) are rounded and approximate

Tuition, when given, is shown for out-of-state students. Be sure to check with the school's website for the most up-to-date information.

For more information, contact one of the following pre-medical advisors:

Dr. Colette Witkowski* 417-836-5603, Professional Bldg., Room 404

Dr. Scott Zimmerman* 417-836-6123, Professional Bldg., Room 353

Dr. Richard Garrad* 417-836-5372, Professional. Bldg., Room 345

Dr. Amanda Brodeur* 417-836-5478, Professional Bldg., Room 352

Dr. Ben Timson 417-836-4145, Professional Bldg., Room 407

Dr. Jianjie Wang 417-836-6140, Professional Bldg., Room 339

Dr. Joshua Smith 417-836-5321, Professional Bldg., Room 333

Dr. Lyon Hough 417-836-6485, Professional Bldg., Room 409

Mr. Joseph Williams 417-836-6782, Professional Bldg., Room 347


* indicates current member of the Pre-medical Committee

Biomedical Sciences Department
Missouri State University
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65897
(417) 836-5603