Biomedical Research (Thesis)

MS in Biomedical Science

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Biomedical Research (Thesis)
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Pursue groundbreaking, cutting-edge research in a topic that most interests you as a student in the Biomedical Research (Thesis) concentration. As a research candidate, you will work one-on-one with a faculty mentor to develop and execute an original project that advances scientific understanding.

In earning a MS with a concentration in Biomedical Research, you will demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in a particular topic and the independence, ability and perseverance to comprehensively plan and execute a complex project.

Students entering the first year of the program intending to complete the research concentration may also wish to consider the Two-Year Biomedical Research (Thesis) option.

Career Options

Students who have earned the MS in Biomedical Sciences with the Biomedical Research (Thesis) concentration have gone on to positions in:

  • Medical technology/biotechnology
  • Biomedical research and development
  • Pharmaceuticals (technician, sales rep, etc.)
  • Science teaching
  • Scientific writing and editing
  • PhD programs in science
  • Public health/epidemiology
  • Medical law and/or ethics


Upon completion of a Biomedical Research (Thesis) concentration, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge in their chosen area of Biomedical Sciences.
  • apply advanced skills to access, synthesize and interpret medical literature.
  • apply scientific method, data analysis, and empirical inquiry toward the implementation of a successful research project design including hypothesis generation, design of experiments, planning and executing the necessary methodologies and analyses, and completing a written and oral presentation that is worthy of publication and public presentation.
  • demonstrate advanced understanding of multiple approaches to quantitation of results, to presenting the research in written and oral forms, and to conveying its significance in health related issues.
  • apply their knowledge and skills in industry, teaching, or further graduate study.
  • demonstrate effective use of computer technology in the biomedical sciences.


After completing foundation year coursework, students may progress to the second-year degree concentration.


Interested in learning more about the Biomedical Research (Thesis) concentration? Please contact:


Brian M. Matayoshi, PhD
Associate Director, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology
Phone: 678-225-7466

Aise Cannon
Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 678-225-7500


Marcus Bell, PhD
Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences

Kevin Zajac
Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 215-871-6700