Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

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The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences is a one-year, non-thesis degree designed to enhance the scientific foundation and academic credentials of students who seek further academic training or employment in the health and biomedical fields.

It is ideal for students who want to bridge the gap year between the completion of their undergraduate coursework and matriculation into professional or graduate level health and biomedical science programs.

The program is also designed with the flexibility that today’s college graduate can appreciate. Applications are accepted all year long and admitted students can begin in the fall, spring, or summer semester.


Admissions Requirements

Each applicant must be qualified for admission to the University of South Alabama Graduate School with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Additional requirements also include:

  1. An undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for regular admission. Conditional admission may be granted in certain cases for lower GPAs.
  2. Undergraduate degrees should be from disciplines related to biomedical sciences or other STEM disciplines.
  3. An appropriate advanced degree may be used in lieu of other requirements for Regular Standing.
  4. Submission of scores on the GRE is required for admission. Alternative exam scores (e.g. MCAT) will also be considered on a case by case basis.
  5. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  6. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the prospective student’s scholarship and potential for success in a graduate program.
  7. A Statement of Purpose that reflects the rationale for the chosen graduate program and includes examples of personal and professional experience relevant to the program.


Department of Biomedical Sciences 
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences 
Curriculum - Core Program of Study

Program of Study – Core 21 hours total
SLP 510 – Research Design 3 hours
BMD 507 – Advanced Physiology 4 hours
BMD 508 – Gross Anatomy 4 hours
BMD 594 – Directed Studies 3 hours
BMD 500 – Graduate Seminar 2 hours x 3 semesters
GIS 501 – Respon. Conduct of Research 1 hour


Department of Biomedical Sciences 
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences 

Electives 9 hours total
BMD 501 – Immunology 3 hours
BMD 502 – Medical Microbiology 4 hours
BMD 503 – Molecular Basis of Cancer 3 hours
BMD 520 – Pharmacology 3 hours
BMD 530 – Neurosciences 4 hours
BMD 590 – Special Topics (Various) 3 hours
HS 563 – Nutrition 3 hours
BLY 511 – Developmental Biology 3 hours
BLY 544 – Molecular Biology 3 hours
BLY 590 – Special Topics: Advanced Bioinformatics 3 hours


Contact Information

For more information contact:

Dr. Brad Swiger
Graduate Program Coordinator
Email the Dept. of Biomedical Science Masters Program