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One-year students gain hands-on experience with several lab instruments and techniques.
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (1-year, non-thesis)

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences 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. This accelerated, intensive program gives students the tools and knowledge to succeed in whatever direction they are headed in just nine months and without a thesis.

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.

While our department is housed in the College of Veterinary Medicine, our courses are geared toward both animal and human-focused studies. Faculty in BMS research in a wide variety of areas including neurodegenerative diseases, vaccines, parasites, memory and learning, and much more.


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About

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program prepares students for a variety of pathways including professional school, a career, or a PhD program. Learn more about what our program can offer you and how you can successfully achieve an MS in Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University.

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Curriculum

The program curriculum requires a successful completion of 30 credit hours of coursework, including core courses, electives, and a creative component. Most coursework is pre-determined for each semester of study, and successful students will graduate the program with an MS in biomedical sciences.

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Admissions

The application deadline has been extended to June 1st. We accept and review applications on a rolling-basis prior to the May 1st deadline for the following fall start date. Learn more about how to apply and what our entrance standards are for the one-year program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we will address the most commonly asked questions about the one-year program including the cost, average scores of admitted students, and tips for the application process.

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Contact Us

Questions about the program or application process? Please email or call our Graduate Program Assistant, Emma Hashman.

Email: bmsgrad@iastate.edu

Phone: (515) 294-2440