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 academia, research, or the biotech, pharma and healthcare industries. Graduates of the program have also gone on to attend professional schools or continue their graduate studies in a PhD program. The core curriculum includes 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework focusing on the study of both human and animal sciences . This program is designed to expand upon undergraduate coursework in the science fields. The entire curriculum is designed to be completed in just 9 months, beginning 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
Pictured: Five BMS Master's Program Alumni receiving their White Coats at the Des Moines Universtiy White Coat Ceremony in Fall 2019, all five began the DO program at DMU in Fall 2019. (From L to R: Jacob Frisbie '18, Hannah Gustafson '19, Jessica Salpor '18, Sam Thomson '18, Ben Isaac '19)
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.