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Two-Year Biomedical Research (Thesis) Option

MS in Biomedical Sciences

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Two-Year Biomedical Research (Thesis) Option
MS in Biomedical Sciences

The Two-Year Biomedical Research (Thesis) Option combines foundation year coursework and second-year research Biomedical Science Research (Thesis) experiences to maximize time available for 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 presentation.
  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of approaches to quantitation of results and written and oral presentation of the research and its significance in health related issues.
  • 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.

More Information

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
Associate Director of the Biomedical Sciences Program - PCOM Georgia
Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology