May 24, 2018
Biomedical Sciences Concentration
Graduate School Contact:
Angela Edwards; firstname.lastname@example.org; 423-439-4703
Department of Biological Sciences Contact:
Thomas C. Jones, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
307 Brown Hall
Fred Alsop; Ranjan Chakraborty; Allan Forsman; T. J. Jones; Karl Joplin; Istvan Karsai; Dhirendra Kumar; Tom Laughlin; Foster Levy; Yusheng (Chris) Liu; Timothy McDowell; Cecilia McIntosh; Hugh Miller; Darrell Moore; Rebecca Pyles; Leonard Robertson; Blaine Schubert; James Stewart; Lev Yampolsky.
General Program Information
The Master of Science in Biology, with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences, is to prepare students to do research in industry, academia or a clinical environment. Students can work with any of the faculty in Biological Sciences or may be accepted into the laboratories of College of Medicine faculty. It also prepares students that may want to enroll in an MD/PhD program. It may be of interest to students who have performed well enough for graduate school admissions but are not fully prepared for medical school admissions and wish to take additional graduate level course work and improve their critical thinking skills through an intense research experience in pure or applied biomedical sciences. The program has financial support through graduate assistantships and tuition scholarships. Decisions to offer support are generally made by March or April of each year and students are encouraged to submit all their materials by February 1.
Program Admission Requirements
Students applying for admission to graduate study:
- Must submit a general GRE score.
- Must have a 3.0 overall grade point average (4.0 system) in mathematics and science courses.
- Must have an undergraduate major in the life or physical sciences, with supporting courses in general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry (microbiology concentration will accept one semester of organic and one semester of biochemistry), and one year of physics.
- A course in calculus and/or a course in probability and statistics is recommended.
- Must have 2-3 letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.
Major Field Core: 12 credit hours
Electives: 15 credit hours
Additional 15 credits of graduate courses at the discretion of the student’s graduate committee.
Other Credits: 3 credit hours
Total Required for Program: 30 Credit Hours