MSBS Program Description
Basil Hanss, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean
The MSBS program aims to train students in a broad spectrum of the biomedical sciences to provide them with the background essential for the pursuit of a variety of careers in the health professions, whether in doctoral programs in research and/or clinical medicine or for employment in the pharma/biotech sector.
The MS in Biomedical Sciences is a full-time course of study requiring 45 credits. The first year will ensure mastery of fundamental core concepts in contemporary cellular and molecular biomedical sciences, application of statistical principles to experimental design and data analysis, responsible conduct of research, and critical analysis and presentation of primary research literature in the biomedical sciences. Academic tracks have been defined that allow students to optimize their coursework for their career plans. In addition, a significant amount of time will be spent doing research in a laboratory, which will have been carefully chosen in consultation with the Program Director. Course work in the third term will be devoted to advanced elective study in the student’s chosen area of interest as well as continued work on a research project, which will form the basis for a Master’s thesis.