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



For assistance with class registration, program requirements, Graduate Division policies, and fellowship and employment matters (TA/GSR),  contact the SOM Biomedical Sciences Admissions Office via email at or visit our office at 1143 Webber Hall.

Phone: (951) 827-4540