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Biomedical Sciences

Exciting Linkage with Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM): Guaranteed interview with Rowan SOM to a RowanGSBS student who has earned a minimum of 18 credits with a 3.60 overall GPA in our Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) program and a 500 MCAT score.

The RowanGSBS Difference

Our Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program has been redesigned to provide a broader and stronger foundation for medical school and other health sciences. It is a 30 credit graduate level program that can be completed in 3-4 semesters depending on if a student is commuting or has other responsibilities like working, child care, parental care, etc. Our average admission to the MBS program is a 3.19 GPA and a 22 MCAT (old test) or a 494 MCAT (new test).

This program boasts a variety of evening program options designed to promote integration of the various biomedical disciplines into a single graduate level educational experience, providing a broad background in biomedical science coursework while maintaining flexibility to meet the needs and interests of individual students. The flexibility of the program allows us to design programs to accommodate individual student needs and in so doing help students find meaningful careers in the biomedical sciences.

Explore Biomedical Science Program Options

Biomedical Sciences Options Thesis Credits Average Length*
Masters of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Non-thesis 30 3 semesters
Certificate in Biomedical Sciences Non-thesis 18 2 semesters
Masters of Biomedical Sciences with Public Health (Rutgers) MBS/MPH Non-thesis 57 4 semesters
* Length of program depends on how many credits a student takes each semester.

 

Curriculum Information

In addition to the core courses listed below, students are required to take electives to meet the minimum credit hour requirement to earn their degree.

Master of Biomedical Sciences Program Courses
  • Core Requirements (23 credits):
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Systems Physiology
    • Human Genetics
    • Biomedical Data Analysis
    • Immunology
    • Microbiology
    • Anatomy and Histology
  • Elective Requirements (7 credits):
    • Antimicrobial Drugs: Mechanisms of Action & Resistance
    • Cancer Chemotherapy
    • Case Studies in Biology and Medicine
    • Essential Neuroscience
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Independent Study
    • Laboratory Research
    • Mechanisms of Disease
    • Molecular Mechanisms of Aging
    • Pathophysiology of the Cardiovascular System
    • Principles of Pharmacology

Dual Public Health Degree (Rutgers)

Master of Biomedical Science and Master of Public Health dual degree students complete required core and elective courses at RowanGSBS and take additional coursework with Rutgers School of Public Health to earn a MBS/MPH dual degree. Students are required to meet the minimum credit hours and graduation requirements with each school to earn the dual degree.