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MS in Biomedical Sciences

If your passion is the life sciences, particularly its practical application in health care or in research, a master's degree in biomedical sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue various scientific careers and professional degrees.

Students at PCOM (Philadelphia, PA), PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, GA) and PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, GA) receive rigorous training within a learning environment that emphasizes medical, biotechnological, research and clinical applications. This training is delivered by faculty who are experts in their fields. Additionally, as a medical school and healthcare provider, we offer a collaborative learning framework with exposure to multiple medical-related disciplines.


About the MS in Biomedical Sciences Program

The success of PCOM’s biomedical sciences program is defined by the success of its students. The program focuses on the development of a solid knowledge base with an emphasis on developing strong academic and professional skills. Our program provides:

  • A foundation in biomedical sciences which offers a wide career path and many choices for employment.
  • Access to faculty, advisement and networking across a variety of medical-related programs.
  • Course offerings and research resources in the degree candidacy (concentration) year.
  • Exposure to a wide range of expertise and experience through the exceptional scientists who comprise PCOM’s faculty.

What Our Students Say

“The [biomedical sciences] program incorporates rigorous training in both the classroom and lab setting with professors who are experts in their fields.”

Daniel Horusko, MS/Biomed ‘19

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“I knew that this degree would not only broaden my academic horizon, but would also develop me into a more mature and disciplined student.”

Akosa Akpom, MS/Biomed ’21

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“I applied to the biomedical sciences program because it had some amazing courses that I knew would challenge me and motivate me to work harder, and they truly did.”

Lauren Gaddis, MS/Biomed ’21

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Career Options for Biomedical Sciences Program Graduates

What can you do with a Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Sciences degree?

Our graduates have pursued various career paths including:

  • Advanced professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry and pharmacy.
  • Research and technology careers focused on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and research and development.
  • Allied health careers including nursing, medical technician and physician assistant.
  • Civil service, education and policy roles as administrators, investigators, scientific writers, educators and public health experts.

MS in Biomedical Sciences Curriculum

Students pursuing a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences complete foundation year coursework and then progress to one of several second-year degree concentrations.

How to Apply to the Biomedical Sciences Program

Visit the biomedical sciences program application requirements page to learn about the application process and admissions requirements.

Applying to PCOM's DO Program as a Biomed Student

Interested in applying to PCOM's DO program from our biomedical sciences program? Please review DO program admissions information for biomedical sciences candidates.

Costs of Attendance and Financial Aid

PCOM is committed to helping students maximize funding sources and minimize student debt. Visit our Office of Financial Aid section to learn about cost of attendance, types of aid available and how to apply for financial aid.

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MS in Biomedical Sciences Program Highlights

Degree Concentrations

Pursue a concentration in research, medical simulation, forensic biology and more.

Test Preparation Services

Students have access to optional test preparation services designed to improve performance on a number of entrance examinations required by graduate and professional schools.

Certificate Option

Learn about the certificate of graduate study option available to students who complete the foundation year and elect not to pursue a master of science (MS) degree.