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Master's Program


Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences

The Master's Program in Biomedical Sciences allows students to earn an M.S. degree in biomedical sciences. Students may directly apply to the M.S. degree program with a rolling admissions deadline.

A total of 36 units are required with a normative time to degree of six quarters. Teaching experience may be required based on consultation with the student's guidance committee.

The program is ideal for medical students who want to take a year hiatus from the M.D. curriculum to conduct research. In addition, the program can serve as a potential pathway to a Ph.D. degree for students who want to pursue a post-graduate degree but who are not yet prepared to commit to the program.

Go to the School of Medicine Admissions Website

Go to the Graduate Division Application



Prospective students: for assistance with admissions questions, contact SOM Biomedical Sciences Admissions via email at

Current students: for assistance with course registration, program requirements, and fellowship and employment matters (TAships/GSRs), contact the Student Services Advisor or visit the office at 1143 Webber Hall.

Phone: (951) 827-4540

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student services staff are working remotely, but available to assist through email or Zoom (by appointment).