College of Health Sciences launches master’s program in Biomedical Sciences

A student in a laboratory.
A biomedical sciences student works in a lab in Schroeder Complex.

The College of Health Sciences has launched a new Master of Science degree program in Biomedical Sciences with specializations in neuroscience and anatomical sciences; the college will begin enrolling students in summer 2024 with applications opening this fall.

The 15-month, 30-credit program is built on the strong foundation of undergraduate education in biomedical sciences — the university’s largest academic major.

In addition to a broad foundation in biomedical sciences, students have the option to select specializations in anatomical sciences or in neuroscience, as well as to include a research specialization as part of their academic plan. Further, the program will equip students with the necessary skills to complete scholarly work and enhance their credentials to succeed in further post-graduate opportunities.

According to recent market analysis, master’s programs in biomedical sciences are in strong demand due to their employment prospects and competitive intensity.

“The future of healthcare and the science driving healthcare innovation are rapidly changing,” says Dr. David Baker, chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. “This creates new needs and opportunities for the modern student. In response, we created a new graduate program that emphasizes student learning and development in an environment striving to develop real-world solutions. By doing this, our graduates will be prepared for an array of future careers in healthcare, biomedical science, and biotechnology.”

“The biomedical sciences undergraduate program has historically been enormously attractive to students,” says College of Health Sciences dean William E. Cullinan. “The new master’s program Is a natural extension of the major that will powerfully prepare students for exciting careers in healthcare innovation and education.

The MS in Biomedical Sciences will consist of advanced coursework, targeted career training, professional development and a scholarly capstone project.

Click here to learn more about the program.