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Biomedical Sciences

The Master of Science Program in Biomedical Sciences  prepares graduates for such positions as managers of clinical laboratories, consultants, research associates, and research scientists in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or medical toxicology. Graduates of the program have been accepted into PhD and professional doctoral programs.

For additional information please contact:

Office of Admission
(215) 503-4400 

Eleanor Gorman
Assistant Coordinator for Master Programs in the Basic Sciences & Graduate Center Programs
(215) 503-5799

Course of Study
(Minimum of 40 credits required for conferral of degree)

Required Core Courses: (19 credits required)
BI 550 - Topics in Biomedical Chemistry 3 credit hours
GC 660 - Biostatistical Methods of Data Analysis 3 credit hours
GC 715 - MS Basic Sciences Seminar
1 credit hours
GC 680 - Lab Techniq-Molecular Biology
3 credit hours
CB 560 - Principles of Cell Biology 3 credit hours
BI 870  - Master's Research 1-6 credit hours
BI 880  - Master's Research 1-6 credit hours
BI 890  - Master's Research 1-6 credit hours
6 credits total of Master's Research
Management Courses  (select two courses , total of 4-6 credit hours)
GC 510 - Database Design and Management 2 credit hours
GC 525 - Information Technology for Decision Making 3 credit hours
GC 600 - Management Skills 3 credit hours
GC 605 - Performance Improvement 2 credit hours
GC 610 - Strategic Mgmt: Increasing R&D Productivity 2 credit hours
GC 617 - Mgmt of Pharm Drug Development Projects 2 credit hours
GC 620 - Fundamentals of Financial Management 3 credit hours
GC 621 - Biotechnology Venture Management 2 credit hours
GC 635 - Fundamentals of Clinical Trials Management 2 credit hours
GC 636 - Principles of Career Management 2 credit hours
Suggested Electives (15-17 credits required)*
CB 570 - Pathologic Aspects of Disease 3 credit hours
GC 529 - Laboratory Animal Science 2 credit hours
GC 625 - Drug Development Issues 2 credit hours
GC 630 - Fund-Clinical Trials 3 credit hours
GC 640 - Research Ethics 1 credit hour
GC 645 - Genomics & Bioinformatics 3 credit hours
GC 650 - EconAnal of Healthcare Intervention 3 credit hours
GC 665 - Cell Signaling 4 credit hours
GC 690 - Reg Issues in Human Subject Research 2 credit hours
GC 720 - Scientific Writing 2 credit hours
GC 740 - Principles of Pedagogy 1 credit hour
GC 741 - Principles of Science Pedagogy 1 credit hour
 
GE 651 - Pathobiology of Cancer 2 credit hours
GE 652 - Molecular Basis of Cancer 2 credit hours
 
MI 521 - Intro to Immunology 2 credit hours
MI 522 - Vaccinology & Immunotherapeutics 2 credit hours
MI 530 - Microbial Pathogenesis of Disease 2 credit hours
MI 540 - MI-Antimicrobial Agents 2 credit hours
MI 580 - Principles - Epidemiology 3 credit hours
 
NS 690 - Neuropharmacology 3 credit hours
NS 700 - Cellular Neurophysiology 4 credit hours
NS 715 - Molecular Cellular Neuroscience 3 credit hours
 
PR 505 - Environmental Toxicology 3 credit hours
PR 522 - General Pharmacology 3 credit hours
PR 525 - Clinical Pharmacology 3 credit hours
PR 526 - Pharmacogenomics 2 credit hours
PR 530 - Fundamentals of Biosafety 2 credit hours
PR 630 - General Toxicology 3 credit hours
   
BI 810 - Laboratory Clerkship 1-6 credit hours
BI 820 - Laboratory Clerkship 1-6 credit hours
BI 830 - Laboratory Clerkship 1-6 credit hours
6 credits maximum laboratory clerkship
   
*Total number of credits must be at least 40

The program may be completed on a part-time basis over a period of two to four years. Students are able to hold full-time positions since the major portion of the course work is offered as late-afternoon or evening classes. 

Applications follow University guidelines. Refer to Admissions for further information.