Formerly Clinical Laboratory Sciences
School/College: College of Health Sciences
- MS in Biomedical Sciences
The Biomedical Sciences Program in the Department of Health Sciences offers a program of graduate education providing an advanced level of study for students interested in biology as it relates to human health, medicine, and disease. Major emphasis in the program is placed on developing an understanding of the mechanisms involved in human diseases and providing broad-based training in both basic and applied biomedical sciences. In-depth training is offered in selected areas of emphasis which include: Immunology, Infectious Disease Pathogenesis, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Environmental Microbiology, Epidemiology, and Nutrition. The M.S. degree requirements include a thesis based on hypothesis-driven research conducted by the student to enhance problem-solving abilities and the student's capacity to function more effectively in the biomedical field.
- Eells, Janis, Ph.D., University of Iowa
- Associate Professors
- Lyons, Jeri-Anne, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin
- Assistant Professors
- Doll Jennifer, Ph.D., Washington University, Saint Louis
- Hassan, Wail, Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
- Mitchell, Carol, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Nardelli, Dean, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following requirements to be considered for admission
- The program primarily enrolls individuals with backgrounds in biomedical sciences or related fields who have completed a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution. For students entering without a degree in a related area, the faculty determines deficiencies to be overcome prior to admission. Students may apply for admission at any time during the year; however, review of completed applications will take place twice annually, during the second week of November and March of each year for enrollment beginning the following semester. Applications received after these dates may be considered if space is available in the program. International applicants must have all application materials submitted no less than 8 months prior to the desired date of enrollment. Students may enroll on a full-time or a part-time basis.
- Applicants may be admitted to regular status if their grade point average is the equivalent of 2.75 or above (scale of 4.0). Averages below 2.75 may be considered for admission on a probationary basis, in which case particular attention is given to the last 60 hours completed in the undergraduate program, with special emphasis on performance in science courses. Probationary status is removed after successful completion of the first eight graduate credits with a grade point average of 3.0 or above.
- Graduate Record Examination scores on the General Test are required.
- Three letters of reference, preferably from academic and/or clinical sources, must be submitted.
- Along with the application form, the applicant must submit a letter of not more than l,000 words stating career objectives and reasons for seeking a graduate degree in biomedical sciences.
Major Professor as Advisor
The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student's studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. Students are permitted a choice of research/specialty emphasis, and an advisor is assigned according to faculty advising loads.
Credits and Courses
The minimum degree requirement is 32 graduate credits. A minimum of 6 credits of core curricular requirements must be taken. In addition, a minimum of 4 credits in seminar (710), and a minimum of 8 credits in research (799) must be taken. Of the remaining 14 credits required for the degree, a minimum of 6 credits must be taken as elective subspecialty courses offered by the program.
The student must write an acceptable thesis based in part on original research and pass a final oral examination in defense of the thesis.
The student must complete all degree requirements within seven years of initial enrollment.
Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.