Biomedical Sciences Master of Science Degree Program

Applicants to the M.S. program are expected to hold a baccalaureate with a combined total of at least 42 credits in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. A minimum of 18 credits in one of these areas will be required, and at least 6 credits in each of the other areas.

Applicants are required to submit official scores of the Graduate Record Examination aptitude test and an advanced test in biology, chemistry, or physics.

A minimum of 36 graduate credits is required for the M.S. degree. Areas of specialization (tracks): Molecular Genetics (MG); Immunology and Infectious Disease (IID); Structural and Cell Biology (SCB); and Neuroscience (NEU).

Program of Study and Research - 36 Credits

  1. Required courses: 17 credits:
    Bms 500    Molecular Biology (4)
    Bms 502    Macromolecular Structure and Function (4)
    BMS 590   Laboratory Rotations in Biomedical Sciences (3)
    Bms 601    Biomedical Science Horizons (3)
    Bms 665    Current Literature in Biomedical Sciences - participation begins in spring
                     semester; must be taken each semester thereafter for 0 or 1 credit; can be
                     taken for credit a maximum of 2 times (2)
    Bms 670    Responsible Conduct of Scientific Research (1)

  2. Additional courses as approved by advisor or required by track: 5 credits minimum

  3. Bms 699 Master's Thesis Research: 14 credits minimum

  4. Satisfactory completion of a master's major field examination

  5. Satisfactory oral seminar and defense based on approved master's thesis of laboratory research