Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
The MS in Biomedical Sciences (MS-BMS) program requires successful completion of at least 30 credit hours, typically completed in two semesters. To be eligible for graduation, students must earn at least a 2.8 GPA or 75% weighted numerical average on all coursework in the program.
The 32 credit hour plan of study outlined in the table below is recommended for those students with a goal to pursue dental or medical school following the completion of this degree program.
For students interested in additional study in a particular discipline, elective courses may be substituted or added to the plan below. Students should consult Dr. Hanna Broome, director of the MS-Biomedical Sciences program for alternative study plans. For more detailed information about the program requirements and course options, consult the Graduate section in the current UMMC Bulletin (PDF).
The M.S. Biomedical Sciences program includes a standardized test preparation course. Students choose to take the DAT, GRE, or MCAT preparation course, and the cost of the course is included in tuition and fees.
Pre-dental and pre-medical plan of study:
| Term||Course Number||Course Name||Credit hours||Class Schedule (Day)||Class Schedule (Time)|
|Fall||CMB 704||Fundamental Biochemistry||6||M/W/F||1-3PM|
|ID 767||Fundamental Histology & Cell Biology||3||T/R||10AM-12PM|
|PHYSIO 725||Fundamental Physiology||7||M/W/F||10AM-12PM|
|ID 727||Professional Development for Biomedical Careers (Pass/Fail)||1||T||1-2PM|
|Spring||MICRO 741||Fundamental Microbiology & Immunology||6||M/W/F||1-3PM|
|PHARM 726||Fundamental Pharmacology||6||M/W/F||10AM-12PM|
|ID 768||Essential Anatomy||3||T/R||Lecture 10AM-12PM & Lab 2-hr per week|
2022-2023 Academic Calendar
Mandatory Orientation for all new students will be on Friday, August 26, 2022. The 2022-2023 fall term courses will begin on Monday, August 29, 2022. Click HERE to view the full academic calendar for 2022-2023.
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