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Biomedical Sciences, M.H.S.

The Biomedical Science department integrates meaningful research experiences with excellent classroom teaching, preparing students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and creative and competent professionals in the human biological sciences. Grand Valley's Master of Health Science (M.H.S.) in Biomedical Sciences provides graduate-level coursework and training for career advancement beyond that provided by a bachelor's degree.

West Michigan Job Growth

Career opportunities in biomedical sciences are expected to grow 8% in West Michigan by 2026.

Faculty-Mentored Research

25% of Grand Valley students participate in research with faculty.

National Job Growth

Career opportunities in biomedical sciences are expected to grow 8% in the U.S. by 2026.

Source: EMSI, 2022

Program Overview

The M.H.S. in biomedical sciences requires a minimum of 33 credit hours and offers full- and part-time scheduling options.

General Studies (Non-Thesis): The general studies emphasis is for students who want to further their knowledge in biomedical sciences and prepare for professional schools in healthcare. This program may also address the needs of students pursuing non-research careers.

Research (Thesis): The research emphasis is for students who want additional knowledge and experience before applying to doctoral programs or pursuing careers involving biomedical-related research. This option may also be chosen by students who want additional preparation for professional schools. Performance of original research and completion of a thesis is required.

Why Study Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley?

Visit the program website for more information.

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