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.

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.