Master of Science of Biomedical Sciences FAQs

What is the class size of the program?
We accept approximately 120 students into the program.

What is the difference between the one-year and two-year program?
The one-year program is geared to increase the students’ foundation in the basic science while understanding the research process. The two-year program includes writing a thesis based on an original research project. The basic science course load of the two-year program is half the amount of the one-year program but includes some advanced study related to the area of research.

What is the purpose of the one-year program?
It is developed to strengthen the applicant admission into professional school. The one-year program student will complete twenty-five hours of graduate level basic science courses including Gross Anatomy, Embryology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Human Physiology, Human Genetics and Neuroscience.

What if I would like to matriculate into the KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine?
A student in the one-year track program may be offered an interview with the medical school in the Spring semester of the masters program. Ask an admissions representative for more details.

How do I apply to the KCU College of Biosciences?
See How to Apply to learn more about how to apply for the biomedical sciences. To begin your application click here. Apply

What can I do with a Master of Science of Biomedical Sciences degree?
The two-year program graduates can go on to careers as research scientists working in basic or clinical research laboratories. In addition, the two-year program prepares students to pursue additional education in doctoral programs in the medical and life sciences.