2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Master of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences
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The graduate program offers a Master of Health Sciences in biomedical sciences degree through which students can pursue multiple career opportunities. The program, built on a graduate core requirement, is designed in cooperation with the student's graduate committee to meet individual career goals in research, doctoral study, as well as health and allied health programs.
The program is designed to accommodate either part-time or full-time students.
Admission to Master of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences Program
- GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from all undergraduate courses.
- Satisfactory score from the GRE (General Test), MCAT, or DAT.
- Names and contact information for three references.
- Completion of undergraduate courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and statistics.
- Coursework in chemistry is highly recommended.
Requirements for the M.H.S. in Biomedical Sciences
1. Biomedical Science Core Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 33 semester hour credits, including the biomedical sciences graduate core (14 credits) and formal thesis (six credits).
Core Credits: 14
- BMS 501 - Graduate Seminar in Biomedical Sciences Credits: 1
- BMS 508 - Advanced Human Physiology Credits: 3
- BMS 560 - Regional Human Anatomy Credits: 4
- BMS 523 - Epidemiology Credits: 3
- BMS 601 - Experimental Design Credits: 3
Thesis Credits: 6
- BMS 695 - Masters Thesis Research Credits: 3 or 6
2. Electives: at least 13 credits
Courses to fulfill the elective credits are selected with guidance from the graduate program director. Graduate courses both within and outside of biomedical sciences can be selected if deemed appropriate and aligned with the student's career goals. Some of the more common electives include:
- BMS 510 - Immunology Credits: 3
- BMS 512 - Medical Bacteriology Credits: 3
- BMS 540 - Molecular Ecology of Infectious Disease Credits: 3
- BMS 550 - Human Histology Credits: 4
- BMS 655 - Advanced Human Anatomy Credits: 3
- STA 610 - Applied Statistics for Health Professions Credits: 3
3. Comprehensive Written Examination
Successful completion of a comprehensive written examination after all didactic coursework has been taken. Students who fail any part of the examination may take another examination within 18 months of the original effort.