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.

A minimum of 36 graduate credits is required for the M.S. degree.

Program of Study and Research - 36 Credits

  1. Required courses: 18 credits:
    • Bms 500A Molecular Cell Biology A (2)
    • Bms 500B Molecular Cell Biology B (2)
    • Bms 500C Molecular Cell Biology C (2) 
    • 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)
    • Epi 503     Principles of Public Health (3)
  2. Additional courses as approved by advisor: 4 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