Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS)

The Program

Our interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the diverse needs of talented individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences or a health related profession, especially biomedical research. The comprehensive curriculum is tailored to students who have a solid undergraduate record but require additional coursework and guidance to achieve their goals.  The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) requires the completion of a laboratory based research thesis. Students may enter the program on either a full- or part-time basis.  Full time students will complete the degree in typically 2-3 years. Part-time students will have up to 4 years to complete all requirements.

Students are required to take a number of courses focusing on the basics of medical sciences, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology & Immunology and Medical Biochemistry. A distinctive feature of this program is the opportunity for personal interaction with RWJ Medical School faculty. To complete the MSBS degree, students are paired with faculty mentors to conduct their individual research projects. Students may choose their mentors from any department in Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, thus, taking advantage of the wide range of clinical, translational, or basic research activities.  

Directors of program:
Joseph Kramer, PhD
Smita Thakker-Varia, PhD

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