The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers a 1-year, non-thesis Master of Science program; students continue higher education courses to prepare for careers in the academia, research, or the biotech, pharma and healthcare industries.  Graduates of the program may attend professional schools or continue studying in a PhD program.  The core curriculum includes study of both human and animal sciences in 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. This program is designed to expand upon undergraduate coursework in the science fields. The entire curriculum is designed to be completed in just one year, beginning only in the fall semester and ending with a final oral examination of the creative component in the spring semester.


Your Pathway to Opportunities

  • Build a more competitive resume 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 of graduate school by completing in one year


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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 Neurotoxicolog."

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.


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Some graduates of the 1-Year MS program have gone on to:

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi INBRE
Mercy Medical Center
UT Health School of Dentistry
Kansas State University
Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
Drake University
The University of Southern Mississippi
Liberty University
Des Moines University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
University of Michigan
AT Still University
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
South Dakota State University