MSBS Program


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About the CHSU Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program at the CHSU College of Biosciences and Health Professions offers two tracks to help students strengthen their academic credentials and critical thinking skills before pursuing a healthcare profession career.

1-year, Non-thesis Track (30 Credits)

The 1-year MSBS curriculum provides clinically relevant, biomedical science courses at the graduate level. This non-thesis track can help boost students’ academic credentials and increase the competitiveness of their application to medical or other healthcare professional schools.

2-year, Thesis Track (50 Credits)
Year 1 is 30 Credits
Year 2 is 20 Credits

After completing the 1-year MSBS track (30 credits), the second-year thesis track includes 20 credits of training and experience in bench research. The thesis track can help students be competitive in education, research, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and government careers.

MSBS Program Learning Outcomes (plos)

Upon completion of the MSBS program, students are expected to:

  1. Develop the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes of the core areas of biomedical sciences necessary for entry into a health-professions program.
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of biomedical sciences to develop an understanding of the clinical principles of health and disease.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to review scientific literature, design a research project, interpret biomedical research, and value the process of scientific discovery.
  4. Develop ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills relevant to health related disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to conduct independent research and effectively communicate scientific information in written and oral formats (Applicable only for the thesis track).

1-year, non-thesis track (30 credits) – Academic Year 2024-2025

Fall CoursesCredits
Anatomy I (Theory & Lab)3 credits
Physiology and Pathophysiology I2 credits
Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology3 credits
Biochemistry3 credits
Biostatistics and Principles of Epidemiology3 credits
Integrated Applications and Skills I1 credit
MCAT / DAT Prep (optional)2 credits (optional)
TOTAL FALL COURSE CREDITS15 credits (not including 2 optional credits)
Spring CoursesCredits
Anatomy II (Theory & Lab)3 credits
Physiology and Pathophysiology II2 credits
Pharmacology and Toxicology3 credits
Immunology and Microbiology3 credits
Ethics in Healthcare1 credit
Critical Thinking and Research Methods2 credits
Integrated Applications and Skills II1 credit
TOTAL MSBS NON-THESIS TRACK CREDITS30 credits (not including 2 optional credits)

2nd year curriculum for the msbs thesis track

After completing 30 credits in the year 1, year 2 is 20 credits (50 total credits for 2-year thesis track)

SummerIntroduction to Research 4 credits
FallMentored Research and Thesis8 credits
SpringMentored Research and Thesis8 credits