Master of Science of Biomedical Sciences

Master of Sciences of Biomedical Sciences

KCU-Kansas City's Master of Science of Biomedical Sciences programs provide you the skills necessary for a successful and rewarding career as a research scientist in a biomedical laboratory or gives you the solid foundation you need to pursue doctoral programs in medicine or the life sciences.


Our semester-based curriculum follows a typical graduate program scenario. For the one-year track, there are eight required courses and two elective courses selected from four available elective courses. In addition, the one-year track students, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, must develop and write a minimum 25-page mini thesis on a scientific topic selected by the student.

The two-year track is a research track in which students take seven elective courses drawn from the full list of courses offered to the one-year track students in addition to research- and thesis-related courses for their research activity. The two-year track students write a thesis and must pass a public defense of their research project.

Required Courses for One-Year Track
All courses considered electives for two-year track students.

  • Anatomy 1 & 2
  • Physiology 1 & 2 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Immunology 
  • Molecular Biology  

Elective Options

  • Histology 
  • Human Genetics 
  • Human Embryology 
  • Microbiology