Master of Science of Biomedical Sciences FAQs

What is the class size of the program?
We accept approximately 120 students into the program.

What is the difference between the one-year and two-year program?
The one-year program is geared to increase the students’ foundation in the basic science while understanding the research process. The two-year program includes writing a thesis based on an original research project. The basic science course load of the two-year program is half the amount of the one-year program but includes some advanced study related to the area of research.

What is the purpose of the one-year program?
It is developed to prepare students for professional programs in Biomedical Sciences and to strengthen the applicant’s success for entry into professional schools including medical school, dental school and other specialized programs (for example, PharmD, Optometry etc.). The one-year program student will complete 30 hours of graduate-level basic science courses including Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Histology, Human Embryology, Human Genetics and Epidemiology. These courses and an elective course, Research Methodologies, offered in the spring semester can also prepare students for employment in careers in Biomedical Sciences including those in research laboratories or in biotechnology companies.

What if I would like to matriculate into the KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine?
A student in the one-year track program may be offered an interview with the medical school in the Spring semester of the masters program. Ask an admissions representative for more details.

How do I apply to the KCU College of Biosciences?
See How to Apply to learn more about how to apply for the biomedical sciences.

What can I do with a Master of Science of Biomedical Sciences degree?
The two-year program graduates can go on to careers as research scientists working in basic or clinical research laboratories. In addition, the two-year program prepares students to pursue additional education in doctoral programs in the medical and life sciences.