Biomedical Science Programs and Concentrations
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is proud to offer doctoral and master’s degree programs in biomedical sciences, as well as a professional certificate program--making it easy for you to find a program that fits your needs. We also offer combined M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.S., and M.D./M.P.H. programs in partnership with the School of Medicine for students interested in a career in academic medicine as a physician scientist or in public health.
These programs strive to provide a vivid learning experience for individuals who will go on to achieve fulfilling careers in health professions. The challenging graduate-level coursework helps develop lasting tools for a professional health care environment that benefits communities across the globe.
Below you will find more information about our programs (listed alphabetically), as well as available concentrations within each program. For more information on a program or concentration, please visit that individual page, or feel free to contact us!
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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Students in the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program will enter as undeclared. Once they have completed the core curriculum and rotated through faculty labs, students will then select a mentor and a concentration from the following:
- Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
- This concentration prepares students for careers in the fields of biochemistry and cellular, developmental, and molecular biology. This is a research-based concentration, with coursework designed to teach students how to approach and solve modern problems in biochemistry and biology.
- Immunology & Infectious Diseases
- This multi-disciplinary concentration integrates several disciplines (immunology, bacterial pathogenesis, virology, parasitology, and molecular biology) to provide students with a unique educational experience.
- Molecular Biophysics
- This concentration is designed to train students for careers in biomedical and life sciences. Much of the research in this concentration focuses on membrane proteins, and our faculty enjoy a close relationship with the Center for Membrane Protein Research (CMPR). Students in this concentration will learn a wide variety of techniques, including molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and cell biology.
- Translational Neurosciences & Pharmacology
- Students in this concentration will have specialized research training in the following areas available to them: pain, epilepsy, neuroplasticity, alcoholism, and neurodegenerative disorders. This department hosts the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics, a team of basic science and clinical faculty with research interests focused on all aspects of translational neuroscience.
This two-year Master of Science in biotechnology degree prepares students for the entrepreneurial science experience that is trending in academia and industry.
Students will participate in didactic coursework instructed by dedicated, accomplished professionals, as well as exciting and current research lab rotations. Full-time work is also an option for students, training individuals for the constantly-changing field of biotechnology in our innovative labs or industry internships.
This two-year non-thesis Master of Graduate Medical Education Sciences degree is designed for students whose goal is a teaching career in the anatomical sciences, or those who need additional preparation for medical school. Students take courses in anatomical and physiological sciences, as well as instructional methods and design, and will participate as teaching assistants.
An integrated program in biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences research, this program offers students a diverse education covering areas such as brain and vascular pharmacology, cancer and endocrine physiology and pharmacology, drug delivery and formulation, etc.
Upon graduation, students within this program strengthen available health care in the field of pharmaceutical sciences by embarking on fulfilling career paths in the pharmaceutical industry, academia and governmental agencies.
This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and federal regulatory agencies such as the FDA. This program covers all areas of pharmacy research that pertain to drug design, delivery, formulations, and therapeutics.
Admissions requirements include a degree in pharmacy, chemistry, biology, or related areas. We also provide highly regarded teaching and research assistantships for select students--these competitive assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis
The training in this program emphasizes the knowledge and skills of core public health fields, and the integration and application of those fields to public health practice. Students will learn the specified functions of public health and the essential services of public health, including how public health is practiced in a wide range of communities across the country. Within these public health programs, students are offered exciting opportunities in applied-practice experience.
In collaboration with the School of Medicine, the Graduate School offers a Doctor of Medicine/Master in Public Health degree. This unique dual degree program is for those who are interested in the complicated issues of health care from a population perspective. Our research opportunities inform the varied fields within public health, and students who obtain this degree provide much-needed assistance for health systems of individuals across the country.
This Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences program is designed for current School of Medicine students interested in obtaining a biomedical research-oriented M.S. degree. Our highly-regarded biomedical research assistantships are available for students within this program.
This biomedical sciences program is for those seeking a rewarding career in academic medicine as a physician scientist. This educational path will prepare students to become medical practitioners and faculty members at a university medical center, where they will teach medical and graduate students, and, as scientists, will be involved in biomedical research.