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Biomedical Sciences, M.S.

School of Medicine Columbia

Whether you want to go on to medical or dental school, work in industry or go on to a doctoral program, this program is flexible enough to let you customize your graduate experience to suit your needs.

This master's program is designed to allow you to find the right path to achieve your goals. You'll work with a research mentor with access to all the resources a Tier 1 research university offers. Your research can directly impact patient care while you prepare for a research position or pursuing a Ph.D.

Program Highlights

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    Tier 1 Research

    Study at the state's longest-running top-tier research university and a Carnegie Tier 1 research facility.

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    Flexible Curriculum

    Take advantage of the degree's flexibility and breadth of options, and customize your program of study to suit your needs.

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    Expert Faculty

    Work with faculty researchers who are studying a variety of disorders in order to improve patient care.

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    Personal Attention

    Enjoy a close student-faculty relationship and all the opportunities that come with smaller class sizes.

What You’ll Study

Our student and faculty researchers are addressing current gaps in our understanding of a variety of disorders with the goal of directly impacting patient care. Choose from thesis or non-thesis tracks, and pursue the health professions concentration or the applied biotechnology concentration. With your degree in hand, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Laboratory Research

    Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

    Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner

  • Technical Writing

    Creating clear and concise documents, such as manuals or instructions, for technical or scientific topics

    Public Speaking

    Delivering a message or presentation to an audience effectively and persuasively

    Project Management

    Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Medical Doctor
  • Professor
  • Faculty Researcher
  • Pharmacologist
  • Immunologist
  • Microbiologist

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Government
  • Education
  • Industry

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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