M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

  • Are you interested in a career where you can contribute to better health and quality of life for millions of people around the globe? The satisfaction of knowing that your work could one day help millions is only one of the potential benefits of earning a master of science in biomedical sciences.

    COB MS in Biomedical SciencesKCUMB's College of Biosciences can provide you the skills necessary for a successful and rewarding career as a research scientist in a biomedical laboratory or give you the solid foundation you need to pursue doctoral programs in medicine or the life sciences. Students interested in pursuing the accredited master of science in biomedical sciences can enroll in either a one-year track or a research (two-year) track, each tailored to meet the needs and goals of individual students.

    The one-year track is more classroom intensive, while the research track includes additional emphasis on advanced courses and provides an opportunity for you to conduct an original research project that takes place under the direct supervision of an experienced research scientist.

  • M.S. in Biomedical Sciences (One-Year)

    KCUMB offers a one-year program for the master of science in biomedical sciences degree, which prepares you to pursue doctoral programs in health-care fields, such as medicine.

    The one-year degree program includes coursework in the following disciplines: anatomy, biochemistry, biostatistics and epidemiology, cell biology, genetics, histology, neuroscience, physiology, molecular biology, and research instrumentation and methodology as well as preparation of a research paper.

    Standard Curriculum
    Length of one-year program is approximately 11 months.

    Fall Semester
    BIOS 501 Human Anatomy I (3)
    BIOS 503 Cell Biology and Histology (3)
    BIOS 505 Human Physiology I (3)
    BIOS 509 Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
    BIOS 513 Biochemistry (3)

    Spring Semester
    BIOS 502 Human Anatomy II (3)
    BIOS 506 Human Physiology II (3)
    BIOS 507 Neuroscience (3)
    BIOS 508 Human Genetics (3)
    BIOS 510 Introduction to Research Methodology (2)
    BIOS 514 Molecular Biology (3)

    Summer Semester
    BIOS 571 Seminar/Mini-Thesis (3)
    BIOS 570 Synthesis/Comprehensive Exam (3)  

    Important: This is meant to provide a brief overview of the curriculum. For complete course policies and requirements, see the University Catalog.

     

    M.S. in Biomedical Sciences (Two-Year/Research)

    KCUMB offers a research program for the master of science in biomedical sciences degree, which is ideal for individuals who are interested in careers as research scientists.

    This program includes coursework in the following disciplines, such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, research design and ethics, research instrumentation and methodology, biostatistics, epidemiology and molecular biology.

    Advanced, individualized tutorial classes that complement your original research project and interests are included, as is a requirement to complete a thesis based on an original research project.

    Example Curriculum
    Students in the research program will take an individualized curriculum based on their entering backgrounds and goals. This program takes approximately two years to complete. Example curriculum noted below:

    Fall Semester (first year)
    BIOS 503 Cell Biology and Histology (3)
    BIOS 513 Biochemistry (3)
    BIOS 505 Human Physiology I (3)
    BIOS 515 Scientific Communications (1)
    BIOS 580 Research Project (3)

    Spring Semester (first year)
    BIOS 508 Human Genetics (3)
    BIOS 506 Human Physiology II (3)
    BIOS 514 Molecular Biology (3)
    BIOS 580 Research Project (3)

    Summer Semester (first year)
    BIOS 511 Advanced Research Ethics (1)
    BIOS 520 Research Seminar I (1)
    BIOS 580 Research Project (4)

    Fall Semester (second year)
    BIOS 512 Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology(3)
    BIOS 580 Research Project (9)

    Spring Semester (second year)
    BIOS XXX Bioscience Elective (3)
    BIOS 521 Research Seminar II (1)
    BIOS 580 Research Project (9)

    Summer Semester (second year)
    BIOS 522 Research Seminar III (1)
    BIOS 590 Thesis Dissertation (6)