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Advance Your Healthcare Career with a Flexible M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

In the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other health conditions, healthcare professionals play a critical role in improving our quality of life. If you’re interested in making a positive change in health and medicine, consider a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Troy University. Whether you want to fight cancer, investigate disease causes or improve public health, TROY’s master’s in biomedical sciences will prepare you. At TROY, you’ll learn from expert faculty who will help you gain the expertise and skills you need for a successful career in medicine, public health or education. And, with some courses available online, you’ll be able to balance your academic and professional commitments.

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Preparation for Biomedical Science Careers or Further Study

Advance into the workforce or pursue a terminal degree after graduation from TROY. With both thesis and non-thesis options, our biomedical sciences master’s program prepares you for doctoral programs; medical, pharmacy or veterinary school; or immediate employment in health-related fields. You’ll learn research skills, R software, histology, genetics, molecular biology and more according to your desired career path. Because of this comprehensive curriculum, TROY’s M.S. in biomedical sciences graduates have gone on to prestigious Ph.D. programs, medical school or forensic science programs. They’ve also become health department supervisors, K-12 biology teachers and college lecturers.

A Direct Path to Medical School

If you’re interested in pursuing your Doctor of Medicine degree, TROY makes it possible. As a result of our partnership with the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM), graduates of our master’s in biomedical sciences program can gain automatic admission into medical school with nomination by our faculty. They can also take a course at ACOM prior to applying to become even more competitive in the application process.
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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Curriculum

While specific courses may vary from year to year, your coursework may include:
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Biomedical Sciences Master’s Program Locations

Get the flexibility you need with a blended format (online and in-person courses). For more information about program availability and delivery options call 1-800-414-5756

Learn from Expert Practitioners

In TROY’s M.S. in biomedical science program, you’ll work with experts in health-related roles, including medical doctors, cancer researchers, geneticists, pharmacologists and chiropractors. These scholars are also caring educators who will serve as mentors, sponsors, advisors and models for the next step in your career. They’ll work with you to determine a career path that fits your interests and help you tailor your coursework and research accordingly.

TROY’s biomedical sciences master’s program faculty regularly publish and present at national and international conferences and receive competitive grant funding for their research projects. They take pride in their research and in helping you to grow as a researcher. At TROY, you’ll have ample opportunities to conduct research and work to solve challenges in medicine, allied health sciences and biotechnology. Working alongside faculty mentors, you’ll refine your research, communication and critical thinking skills.

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Biomedical Science Careers

A Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences helps you advance your career in research, biostatistics, biology, biochemistry, medicine and other fields. It also prepares you for doctoral programs and for admittance into medical, veterinary or pharmacy schools.

Faculty Profiles

Jacqueline Jones, Ph. D.

Jacqueline Jones, Ph. D.

Dr. Jacqueline Jones-Triche is an Assistant Professor in TROY’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and received national and international awards for her research. Her research areas include prostate and breast cancer and bone metastasis.

Teaching Assistantships for the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

If you complete the thesis track, you can apply for a graduate teaching assistantship that includes tuition remission and a monthly stipend. You must be accepted into a research lab to be awarded an assistantship. Contact us for more information about teaching assistantships for the biomedical sciences master’s program.

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FAQ About the Biomedical Sciences Master’s Program

Learn more about the biomedical sciences field and our program.
What is biomedical science?
Biomedical science combines the fields of biology and medicine to understand more about life, health and disease. Biomedical science involves several disciplines, including biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, immunology, pharmacology, pathology and physiology. Biomedical scientists draw on these disciplines to conduct lab experiments and clinical trials, investigate the causes of disease, develop new drugs and vaccines, and diagnose and monitor patients. As a master’s in biomedical sciences student, you’ll gain a strong foundation for a career in research, healthcare or education.
What can you do with a master’s in biomedical science?
With a master’s in biomedical sciences, you can work in healthcare, medicine, education or research. Biomedical sciences careers include clinical research associate, toxicologist, pharmacist, veterinarian, scientist, geneticist, biologist and epidemiologist. You can also pursue doctoral study.
Is a master’s in biomedical science worth it?
If you are looking for a way to advance your knowledge, skills and career in healthcare or a related field, a master’s in biomedical science is worth it. An M.S. in biomedical sciences can lead to lucrative careers in healthcare, public health, research or industry. The median pay for biomedical scientists, for example, is $99,930 per year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Do I need to find a faculty member who can serve as my thesis advisor before I apply to the program?
No, but beginning the search for a thesis advisor is strongly encouraged in the early application stages.
What is the biomedical sciences master’s program retention rate?
TROY’s program has a current retention rate of 95%.

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Dr. Jacqueline Jones, left, received a $95K grant to conduct cancer research assisted by senior Ja’Dazia Posey and grad student Yubing Chen.

TROY Biomedical Researcher, Professor Receives $95k Grant for Cancer Research

Troy University’s biomedical researcher Dr. Jacqueline Jones was recently awarded a $95,000 grant from the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation to conduct research on the factors that drive advanced stages of prostate cancer with the goal of finding a cure.

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