Which Biomedical Science program is right for YOU?
For some students, deciding whether to enter a short term certificate or masters educational program or to commit to a lengthy Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences is often difficult and made with limited knowledge. Other students may be committed to a career in medicine but have undergraduate academic records that are not competitive for acceptance into professional school. To meet the educational needs of both groups of students, we have designed a Masters in Biomedical Sciences program that has a flexible curriculum; the Certificate in the Biomedical Sciences program is geared for working professionals seeking additional educational in the biomedical sciences.
Our Master of Biomedical Science (MBS) program has proven very successful for students to gain entry into medical, dental, or veterinary school while also preparing students for Physician Assistant (PA) or Physical Therapy (PT) programs. Master of Science in the Biomedical Sciences (thesis-MS) students have gained entry into PhD programs or entered the pharmaceutical or biotech industry sectors.
The MBS program may lead to a thesis-based Master of Science (M.S.) degree or a non-thesis Master of Biomedical Sciences degree (MBS). Their are 9 credits of core courses that all MBS program students must take and earn an average of a 3.00 or better in to stay in good academic standing and graduate. The remaining 21 are very flexible and where the student can explore their specific interests. Students may take GSBS courses, up to 2 select RowanSOM medical school courses, up to 3 select Rutgers School of Public Health courses, or select Rutgers-Camden courses to complete the 21 credits of electives.
If you are interested in basic science research then you may choose to perform a 2 credit lab rotation to perform research with one of our faculty members on campus.
Coursework is mostly offered in the evening with an occasional daytime course but is sufficiently structured to prepare students to make a more informed decision about their career path.
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