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Osteopathic Medicine 

Liberty University

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
47000 USD/year
47000 USD/year
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Answer your call to the medical field and improve lives through the most comprehensive medical care available with a DO degree from Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM).

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Through the four-year residential Osteopathic Medicine degree program at Liberty University , you’ll learn how to understand health and disease so you can effectively diagnose and treat in order to improve a patient’s quality of life. Here, you’ll gain specialized training in the musculoskeletal system combined with the latest advances in medical technology. Learn how to treat more than symptoms as you help your patients achieve health in mind, body, and spirit.

In LUCOM’s distinctly Christian environment, you’ll be taught by experienced professors who place an emphasis on research, family, faith, ethics, professionalism, and success.

Career Opportunities with a DO Degree

As a board-certified osteopathic physician, you may practice in every state and in more than 65 countries worldwide. Licensed osteopathic physicians can:

  • Practice medicine in all medical specialties
  • Diagnose and treat patients
  • Prescribe medications
  • Perform surgery
  • Work in a hospital caring for patients with injuries or life-threatening illnesses
  • Teach future generations of physicians
  • Conduct research and work in laboratories
  • Study the cause of illnesses and look for better ways to treat diseases and injuries
  • Run medical centers


Accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA), LUCOM will train you in taking a whole-person approach to patient treatment and care.

Programme Structure

  • OMS-I: Learn through standardized patients, simulation encounters, and patient-care opportunities. Your courses will take a system-based look at the normal structure and function of the human body as well as the pathological processes that affect human health. You’ll also begin cadaveric education in the lab.
  • OMS-II: Get additional clinical exposure and more opportunities to work with both standardized and real patients under faculty supervision. You’ll take system-organized courses with an emphasis on pathological conditions, and your lab-based learning will include advanced cadaveric education.
  • OMS-III: Work in clinical environments at one of LUCOM’s educational sites while studying best practices in each core discipline through online classes.
  • OMS-IV: Explore Graduate Medical Education (GME) opportunities through rotations — medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, and up to five local and global electives.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




272 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher. Or, you must have completed no less than 75% of the credits needed for a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Accreditation must be recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in sciences. LUCOM has a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and a preferred science GPA of 3.4 or higher. This reflects greater probability for success in LUCOM and with the national board of examinations.
  • 501 on the MCAT. No individual score of less than 123 will be considered for admissions. In very rare circumstances an exception may be made. LUCOM has a preferred MCAT standard of 504 or greater (cumulative) with no individual score of less than 125. Scores must be less than three years old. An average of the highest scores on multiple MCAT examinations will not be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23500 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23500 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.


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Osteopathic Medicine
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