M.S. Program


The Master of Science degree program in Biomedical Sciences (Physiology and Biophysics track) aims to provide students with a biomedical foundation towards their higher professional education and career goals in medicine and research. We seek to ready our students for entry and success into medical and dental programs, as well as positions of research staff scientist in laboratories and industry, a teaching career at the undergraduate college level, or further graduate study leading to the Ph.D. degree. To accomplish these goals, our program offers two to four semesters of training in cellular and systems-level physiology, membrane biophysics, experimental design, data analysis, and commonly used laboratory techniques in integrative physiology. We provide a heavy emphasis on pathophysiology and clinical case-based learning, as well as utilize the team-based classroom design practiced in medical schools. Elective coursework in physiology and biophysics, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology, and pharmacological sciences are then selected to complement and expand on the above core training and meet the individual needs of each student.