Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

MS in Biomedical Sciences Program Curriculum


Curricular Components

Enrolling in the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences opens doors to educational opportunities both within the College and with other outstanding institutions.

The MS in Biomedical Sciences is a structured, two-year program that includes coursework and research culminating in a thesis and thesis defense. The classroom course work covers 31 term credits of graduate-level courses as well as thesis research in the lab during years one and two as follows:

Required Credit Coursework

  • Molecular Methods
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Scientific Writing
  • Designing & Managing Successful Scientific Projects
  • Advanced Technology Skills Development
  • Ethics in the Conduct of Research
  • Laboratory Leadership & Management
  • Powerful Presentations
  • Rigor & Reproducibility
  • Thesis Research Preparation
  • Critical Reading & Scientific Literature Analysis
  • Student Research Seminar

Elective Options

  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercialization of Biomedical Technologies
  • Cancer
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Principles of Neuroscience
  • Applications to Biology of Computation
  • Ethics & Regulatory Prep for Research with Animal Models
  • Animal Models of Human Disease

We have developed innovative curriculum approaches to ensure you master the critical thinking, communications, teamwork and professional skills necessary to succeed within potential career paths in research in academia or industry.

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