FAQs - Graduate Students

  • Please review the following answers for the most commonly asked questions about KCU's College of Biosciences. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-234-4847 ext. 7160 or admissions@kcumb.edu.

    Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences - Degree Program

    What is the class size of the program?
    We accept approximately 120 students into the program.

    What is the difference between the one-year and two-year program?
    The one-year program is geared to increase the students’ foundation in the basic science while understanding the research process. The two-year program includes writing a thesis based on an original research project. The basic science course load of the two-year program is half the amount of the one-year program but includes some advanced study related to the area of research.

    What is the purpose of the one-year program?
    It is developed to strengthen the applicant admission into professional school. The one-year program student will complete twenty-five hours of graduate level basic science courses including Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Human Physiology, Human Genetics, and Neuroscience.

    What if I would like to matriculate into the KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine?
    A student in the one-year track program may be offered an interview with the medical school in the Spring semester of the masters program. Ask an admissions representative for more details.

    How do I apply to the KCU College of Biosciences?
    See the Application Process to learn more about how to apply for the biomedical sciences.

    What can I do with a master of science in biomedical sciences degree?
    The two-year program graduates can go on to careers as research scientists working in basic or clinical research laboratories. In addition, the two-year program prepares students to pursue additional education in doctoral programs in the medical and life sciences.