Biomedical Sciences (Master of Science)

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Broaden your understanding of the world around you.

Creighton University’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences will prepare you for a rewarding career as a scientist, educator, administrator or consultant. This degree can also enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals.

In this program, you’ll gain advanced research and analytical skills, learning to think creatively, independently and ethically. You’ll spend a significant amount of your time in the lab, completing an in-depth research project where you’ll discover real solutions for real problems.

You’ll also learn to analyze research data and communicate findings, by presenting your research in a thesis and defending your thesis in public.

Join a growing field of biomedical research scientists.

Biomedical science is a growing field, and research scientists are in high demand—job opportunities for biomedical scientists are expected to grow 13 percent over the next decade.

A graduate education is non-negotiable for advancement in the field—29 percent of biomedical scientists have a master’s degree and 62 percent have a doctoral or professional degree. The national median annual salary for a biomedical scientist is $80,828.

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) — January 2018

Surround yourself with research experts and cutting-edge resources.

Students in Creighton’s biomedical sciences master’s program have access to expert faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities, including our Integrated Biomedical Imaging Facility. You will work with program faculty to create an individualized degree path based on your interests and goals. Possible areas of study include:

  • Cancer biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Auditory research
  • Biochemistry and chemical biology
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Molecular biology and gene regulation
  • Physiology

Curriculum

Creighton’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program requires 30 credit hours and can be completed in as little as two years. You will work with an advisor and advisory committee to formulate an individualized plan of study that suits your interests and goals.

Required courses:

  • Fundamentals of Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (Ethics)
     

Available electives (choose at least two):

  • Research Methods
  • Research Writing
  • Introduction to Biostatistics for the Biomedical Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Pathology
  • Fundamentals of Hearing
  • Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Human Neuroanatomy
  • Microscopic Anatomy
  • Clinical Embryology
  • Advanced Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Molecular Structure/Function
  • Advanced Topics in Neuroscience
  • Advanced Topics in Morphology and Anatomy
  • Advanced Topics in Physiology
  • Approved courses from other basic science departments
     

Ongoing courses:

  • Seminar (every semester)
  • Journal Club (every semester)
  • Directed Independent Research
     

Degree Completion course:

  • Master’s Thesis*
     

*Master of Science candidates must present and defend a thesis to complete the program.

Goals of the program as well as detailed descriptions of all courses can be found in the course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Personal statement. See application for specific requirements
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Use school code 6121 for this program
     

A personal statement may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.

International applicants

Tuition & Scholarships

Stipends

Stipends are sometimes offered to students in the Biomedical Sciences master’s program. These are offered at the discretion of the faculty.

Financial Aid

To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance.

Monthly Electronic Transfer (MET) Payment Plan

The Creighton Business Office offers a flexible monthly payment plan that enables you to make payments on your tuition and fees one chunk at a time. Learn more.

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Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Scholarships offered by the University
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For questions about financial aid, contact: gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu or call 402.280.2731

Important Dates & Deadlines

Program Start Date
August

Application Deadline
March 1

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