Master’s in Biomedical Sciences – Marshall University

The Master’s in Biomedical Sciences program is a non-thesis Master of Science degree in the medical sciences area of emphasis to improve the science foundation of students seeking admission into doctoral programs in the health professions. This area of emphasis is also for students wishing to pursue non-research careers in the health professions or in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

The primary aim of the Master’s in Biomedical Sciences program is to produce graduate students who are broadly based in the biomedical sciences with defined interests and special in-depth training in one of the following areas of emphasis: cancer biology; cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes; infectious and immunological diseases; neuroscience and developmental biology; and toxicology and environmental health sciences. These areas are designed to be flexible and research oriented in order to develop the interests, capabilities and potential of all students pursuing careers in academic or industrial biomedical

Admission Requirements:

All applicants must have bachelors degrees, with one year of general biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry, all with associated laboratories. Although biochemistry, cell biology, calculus and physical chemistry are not requirements for admission, they may be required for certain areas of emphasis and are highly recommended.

  • Graduate Record Examination General Test scores (scores may not be more than five (5) years old at the start of the semester when matriculating for the M.S. program) or MCAT scores (Medical Sciences area of emphasis only, minimum of 22 total)

  • Three letters of recommendation from references familiar with the applicant’s relevant academic/professional performance

  • A written statement describing educational and career goals.

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