Master of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences Non-Thesis Master’s Two year Program:

For student interested in advancing to Medical or Dental schools. The curriculum represents an intense program of study that provides a broad biomedical education at a level consistent with the first year of medical/dental school.


Over the past 25 years, our graduates have gained admission to allopathic, osteopathic, dental, and podiatric schools.

Program Outline

Core Curriculum:

  • BMS 527,528, - Biochemistry I, II; - 6 s.h
  • BMS 547 - Neuroanatomy - 4 s.h
  • BMS 550 - Histology and Cell Biology - 5 s.h
  • BMS 553 /HSA 530 - Health Law and Ethics - 3 s.h
  • BMS 559 - General Dentistry-Principles and Practices - 3 s.h*
  • BMS 590 - Gross Anatomy OR - 6 s.h
  • BMS 591 - Head and Neck Anatomy - 3 s.h*
  • BMS 595 - Physiology - 6 s.h
  • Electives: See course description for available courses - 6 s.h
  • Total - 36 s.h

* For students interested in a career in dentistry

For full description of the program see the graduate catalogue.

Example course sequence for non-thesis 2 year program

Semester I (Fall/Spring)

  • BMS 527 Biochemistry I - (3 sh)
  • BMS 550 Histology and Cell Biology - (5 sh)
  • BMS 553 Health Law and Ethics - (3 sh)
  • Total - (11)

Semester II (Fall/Spring)

  • BMS 528 Biochemistry II - (3 sh)
  • BMS 547 Neuroanatomy - (4 sh)
  • BMS 559, General Dentistry **; OR - (3 sh)
  • Elective+ - (3 sh)
  • Total - (10)

Semester III (Fall/Spring)

  • BMS 595 Physiology - (6 sh)
  • Elective+; OR - (3 sh)
  • BMS 590, 590L Gross Anatomy*; OR - (6 sh)
  • BMS 591, Head & Neck Anatomy** - (3 sh)
  • Total - (9-12)

Semester IV (Fall/Spring)

  • BMS 590, 590L Gross Anatomy*; OR - (6 sh)
  • BMS 591, Head & Neck Anatomy** - (3 sh)
  • Total - (3-6)

Comprehensive Qualifying Exam

  • Total - (36 sh)

Additional hours and the course sequence will be determined in consultation with an academic advisor.