The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) has two programs: a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a post-baccalaureate certificate program.

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M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program provides foundational coursework in the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics, in addition to elective courses that explore specialized topics, recent advances, and current literature within the field. Instruction in these areas is provided by expert researchers and educators affiliated with both the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM).

Beyond providing the necessary coursework within the area of biomedical science, the primary emphasis of the program is to ensure a superior and competitive training environment in diverse, state-of-the-art research labs.

Students are expected to engage in a mentored research project, and will author as well as collaborate in writing publication(s) in prominent, peer-reviewed scientific journals. Students graduating from this program are prepared for work at the forefront of biomedical research and are highly competitive for positions that meet their individual interests, both in academia and industry.

The GSBS is organized into four Centers of Emphasis (CoEs): cancer, diabetes and metabolism, infectious diseases, and neurosciences. The CoEs explore the dynamics of cancer, cell biology, HIV, West Nile virus, influenza, nanomedicine, population genetics of psychiatric disorders, degenerative neurological diseases, and the genetics of the special senses.