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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MBS)

Welcome

Our non-thesis graduate program is designed to provide you advanced knowledge in Biomedical Sciences to strengthen your academic credentials before applying to medical, dental, or other health sciences schools or to build a foundation for earning a PhD and a career in research.

Welcome to the Masters in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) program at the College of Graduate Studies, Roseman University of Health Sciences.

This non-thesis graduate program is designed to provide you advanced knowledge in Biomedical Sciences to strengthen your academic credentials before applying to medical, dental, or other health sciences schools OR to build a foundation for earning a PhD and a career in research. The curriculum of the program is comprehensive and builds your formal skills in analysis of the biomedical literature and of ethical questions that impact the healthcare profession. The required core course and capstone experience further improve your verbal and writing communication skills.

At Roseman University of Health Sciences (RUHS), scholarship and the dissemination of new information are key components of our educational mission. The value of this research focus is evident by recognition of Research and Scholarly Activities as an official Core Theme of the institution. The implementation and support of graduate programs at RUHS significantly advance this focus.  Our faculty is strongly committed to both excellence in teaching and groundbreaking research. We strongly encourage and support diversity and inclusion in both our faculty and student body.

As a new master’s student, you will face many exciting and rewarding challenges. To support you in this new journey, we have a clear, consistent and comprehensive communications plan that addresses your academic and mental health needs. We ensure that you will receive personalized attention, tailored advising, and research opportunities you need for success. Our Lifelong Colleague Philosophy and Honor Code will allow you to flourish within an environment of trust, integrity and mutual respect.

We are delighted to have you here and look forward to working with you in achieving your academic and career goals. we invite you to learn more about our program and contact us to discuss your next steps.

Warm regards,

Dr. Kamran Awan, BDS, PhD, FPFA, FADI, FACD
Program Director, MBS Program
Associate Professor, College of Dental Medicine

 

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degree is a full- time, three-quarter, graduate level, coursework only program. The program will help students with a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in the sciences, improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences and enhance their credentials for admission into medical/dental school or other health professional programs. The MBS program builds formal skills in analysis of the biomedical literature and of ethical questions that impact the medical profession. It is appropriate for students with a good overall medical/dental/professional school application package who need an additional opportunity to demonstrate their ability to master challenging coursework.

Upon completion of the MBS program, students will have proven knowledge, skills, and attitudes to:

Knowledge

  • Apply a broad knowledge of biomedical sciences and human disease in scholarly discussions and collaborations with colleagues across biomedical science.
  • Use advanced biomedical science knowledge to understand and investigate disease processes.
  • Integrate new biomedical knowledge and emerging technologies in their professional practice.

Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate the scientific literature.
  • Apply fundamental concepts in the core areas of biomedical sciences to a research problem in their chosen area of research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate adequate scientific questions to solve specific research problems.
  • Apply laboratory skills such as planning of experiments, data acquisitions, data management, analysis and interpretation to a specific research problem.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately record and manage research data.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in a written format with peers, researchers, and other scientists.

Attitudes

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the highest level of ethical standards and scientific practices in the conduct of biomedical research.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the role of the research discipline in the achievement of health equity.

Credit Hours

The 1-year, non-thesis MBS program requires the successful completion of 30 credit hours of coursework. This includes a capstone project that will be a literature review report.

Admission Materials

An applicant must submit the following materials:

  1. completed application
  2. $75 non-refundable application fee
  3. an official transcript from each college or university attended, listing all courses taken, grades and degrees earned, and dates of graduation
  4. three letters of recommendation from persons acquainted with the applicant’s academic program, scholastic ability, or professional performance
  5. a brief autobiographical statement describing the applicant’s educational and professional goals and objectives
  6. a curriculum vitae

Additional material or standards may be required by the academic unit’s Graduate Studies Committee for the purpose of evaluating prospective students and making admission decisions. These requirements may include:

  • minimum requirements for the GRE or other standardized tests, as may be relevant to the field of study
  • specific pre-requisite courses
  • other training/preparatory activities, as applicable

Admissions Criteria

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university OR equivalent work required for such a degree
  • A 3.0 or higher-grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Submission of a letter of interest and three letters of recommendation

APPLY

Year One

   

Course Title

Prefix

Number

Credit Hours

Fundamentals of Biomedical ResearchMBS6004
Organizational Behavior and LeadershipMBS6102
Introduction to Regulatory AffairsMBS6203
Concepts in Biomedical SciencesMBS6305
Journal ClubMBS7001
SeminarMBS7101
Capstone Project/Literature ReviewMBS74010
Electives  4
    
  

Total

30