The traditional Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Plan A is a research-based program and typically takes two to three years to complete. While less comprehensive than a Ph.D., students complete a meaningful and original research project, which culminates in writing and defending a thesis. This option is designed for motivated students who have the ability to develop critical thinking skills and conduct research in one of the three primary areas of study in our department: cardiovascular physiology, reproductive physiology, and neurobiology. Visit the Department of Biomedical Sciences for more information.

Effective Fall 2021

Core Courses
GRAD 544Ethical Conduct of Research1
STAR 511Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I4
Select one group from the following:4-8
Group A:
Mammalian Physiology I
and Mammalian Physiology II
Group B:
Mammalian Physiology I
Mammalian Physiology II
Select one from the following:2
Seminar: Biomedical Sciences
Seminar: Neurophysiology
Seminar: Reproductive Physiology
Selected Courses 1
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Regulation of Cell Function
Developmental Neurobiology
Neuronal Circuits, Systems and Behavior
Mechanisms of Hormone Action
Metabolic Endocrinology
Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
Research Techniques for Gametes and Embryos
Supervised College Teaching
Select one from the following:1-18
Independent Study: Developmental Anatomy
Independent Study: Microscopic Anatomy
Independent Study: Neuroanatomy
Independent Study: Radiographic Anatomy
Independent Study: Surgical Anatomy
Independent Study: Gross Anatomy
Thesis 1
BMS 699ThesisVar.
Program Total Credits:30

A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.  


Select enough credits with approval of advisor and graduate committee to bring the program total to a minimum of 30 credits.