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BMS Graduate programs

 Our Biomedical Sciences graduate programs will prepare you for a career in several areas of human and animal medicine.

Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences

​The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers several different graduate programs:

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (1 year)

Our Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (1 year) with a choice of option is a non-thesis, coursework-intensive program, with an emphasis on upper-division and graduate-level coursework in gross anatomy, physiology, cell biology and neurobiology. The program can be completed in one year, culminating in written comprehensive exams. It was initially designed to provide increased academic strength to pre-professional students; however, its purpose has expanded to also provide a solid foundation to those pursuing various careers in the biomedical sciences.

Curriculum Options Include:

  • Human anatomy
  • Animal anatomy
  • Neurobiology

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (1 year) with a Specialization in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Our Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (1 year) with a Specialization in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) is a one-year, non-thesis course of study, culminating in a research project or internship. It provides students with in-depth laboratory training in in vitro embryo production based on a bovine model including techniques such as in vitro fertilization, embryo and semen cryopreservation and vitrification, embryo biopsy and micromanipulation, and basic maintenance of an assisted reproduction laboratory and all associated equipment. The curriculum prepares students for careers in applied reproduction, especially careers in human or bovine embryology, as well as application to professional or graduate school.

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (research-based)

Our traditional Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (research-based) typically takes two to three years to complete. While less comprehensive than a PhD, students complete a meaningful and original research project, which culminates in writing and defending a thesis. This option is designed for motivated students who have the ability to develop critical thinking skills and conduct research in one of the three primary areas of study in our department: cardiovascular physiology, reproductive physiology, and neurobiology.

PhD in Biomedical Sciences

Our PhD Program is research-based and typically takes four to five years to complete, culminating in writing and defending a dissertation. This option is more comprehensive in scope than the research-based Master's degree and is designed for motivated students who have the ability to develop critical thinking skills and conduct original research in one of the three primary areas of study in our department: cardiovascular physiology, reproductive physiology, and neurobiology.