Biomedical Sciences MA / MBS Comparison

MA in Biomedical Science MBS in Biomedical Science
Duration 9 months 21-24 months
Start Date Fall Quarter only Fall Quarter only
Credits (Qtr Hr) 45 minimum 72 minimum
Admission Requirements
Bachelor's degree yes yes
Minimum GPA 2.75/4.00 2.75/4.00
Test Scores GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT
Letters of Recommendation One letter - individual or committee One letter - individual or committee
Transcripts From each college/university attended From each college/university attended
Prerequisite Courses
Biology with Lab 8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs strongly recommended
General Chemistry with Lab 8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs strongly recommended
Organic Chemistry with Lab 8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs strongly recommended
Physics 4 sem hrs / 6 qtr hrs strongly recommended
Mathematics 3 sem hrs / 4 qtr hrs strongly recommended
Curriculum
Human Anatomy x Elective
Neuroscience x Elective
Biochemistry x x
Immunology x x
Microbiology x x
Pharmacology x Elective
Physiology x x
Ethics of Research & Experimentation Elective x
Pathophysiology x Elective
Professional Development x x
Human Genetics x x
Literature Review x
Principles of Biostatistics x
Fundamentals of Research Elective x
Research Design and Methodology Elective x
Seminar in the Biomedical Sciences x
Laboratory Research Elective x
Journal Club x
Thesis Proposal x
Thesis x
Electives 4 credit hours 8 credit hours

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