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2022-2023 University Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 University Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Sciences, Non-Research Track (MS)

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Curriculum

All students in the master of science in biomedical sciences degree programs, whether in the non-research or research track, will be full-time students, unless specifically approved to be part-time. The non-research track requires the completion of 33 semester credits, is more classroom intensive and does not involve conducting original research. The research track requires the completion of approximately 60 semester credits, which includes courses and a thesis based upon the results of original research. The time required to conduct original research necessitates two years to complete this track.

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Non-Research Track

The length of the non-research track program is approximately 10 months.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences non-research track will:

  • Be able to understand and summarize articles on research topics from biomedical science journals.
  • Have a basic knowledge of the role and use of biostatistics in biomedical research.
  • Be able to summarize how research is used to develop new therapies in medicine.
  • Be able to articulate interrelationships of diverse information and apply those relationships to current clinical situations.
  • Be prepared to succeed in doctoral programs in the health professions and life sciences.


Students are required to take 33 credits, including 27 credits of required coursework and six credits of approved elective coursework.