The Advantage of a Biomedical Sciences One-year Master of Science

The coursework of this program is designed to meet the demands of a wide range of career pathways and make you a more competitive candidate - whether preparing for a career, professional school, or a PhD program

 Graduates of the program work in industry, academia, or research, attend professional school (medical, veterinary, dental, etc.), or continue    their graduate studies.  Career opportunities for those with a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences are abundant and diverse.


►Build a more competitive resumè for entrance into professional school

►Increase career possibilities with a graduate degree

►Complement your skill set with essential laboratory techniques

►Obtain necessary credentials to teach in higher education

►Minimize the cost for obtaining a graduate degree by completing in one year




"Coursework in this program greatly expanded upon classes I had as an undergrad.  In addition, the lab experiences prepared me for classroom leadership opportunities now that I am in veterinary school."

- Christina Collins, class of 2014





The Iowa State University Difference

Working with outstanding faculty:

"The growth of our college and the Biomedical Sciences department during the past decade have been remarkable.  The research programs being conducted in the department cover a wide range of topics including fundamental neuroscience, neurotoxicology, immunology, vaccine development, infectious diseases of several types, cell biology, nutrition, development, mechanisms of learning and memory, auditory processing, and aquatic biology."

- Anumantha Kanthasamy, MS, MPhil, PhD, Chair and Distinguished Professor, W.E. Lloyd Endowed Chair in Neurotoxicology

Learning in an outstanding environment:

Since 2006, the State of Iowa, Iowa State University and numerous supporters have invested more than $105 million in expanding the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, and renovating classrooms and laboratories, making the college an outstanding environment in which to teach, learn, practice veterinary medicine, and conduct cutting-edge research.