Two-Year Biomedical Research (Thesis) Option - Georgia Campus
MS in Biomedical Sciences
The Two-Year Biomedical Research (Thesis) option combines the foundation year course
work and the second year research Biomedical Science Research (Thesis) experiences to maximize time available to the research project. Students complete
53 credit hours during the two-year program.
Upon completion of the Two-Year Biomedical Research (Thesis) option, each student
will be able to:
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of important fundamental concepts of the biomedical
sciences (i.e., structure and function of cells and organ systems, infection and immune
response, biomedical effects of pharmacologic agents, etc.).
- demonstrate proficiency in clinical problem solving.
- apply advanced information skills to access, synthesize, and interpret medical literature.
- utilize technology to acquire information and solve problems in health sciences.
- 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
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of approaches to quantitation of results and
written and oral presentation of the research and its significance in health related
- proficiently communicate scientific information in written and oral forms.
- demonstrate effective use of computer technology in the biomedical sciences.
- apply their knowledge and skills in industry, teaching, or further graduate study.
With approval of the program, a limited number of qualified first-year students can
be enrolled in the Two-Year Biomedical Research (Thesis) Option, which allows students
to begin a thesis concentration project during their first year in the program. Research
and didactic course credits are taken simultaneously, totaling 53 credit hours over
the two-year curriculum.
Students may apply for this option by request during the regular application cycle
or upon registering for first term courses. Application should be made in writing
to the program director. Acceptance decisions are based on a review of the student’s
academic credentials, availability and selection of mentors, and program availability.
For further information, please contact:
Richard White, PhD, FAHA
Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences
Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology