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Biomedical Sciences MA / MBS Comparison


MA in Biomedical Science  MBS in Biomedical Science 
Duration  9 months 21-24 months
Start Date  Fall Quarter only Fall Quarter only
Credits (Qtr Hr)  45 minimum 72 minimum
Admission Requirements 
Bachelor's degree yes yes
Minimum GPA 2.75/4.00 2.75/4.00
Test Scores GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT GRE, MCAT, PCAT, DAT
Letters of Recommendation  Two individual or One committee letter  Two individual or One committee letter 
Transcripts From each college/university attended  From each college/university attended
Prerequisite Courses
Biology w/lab 8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs strongly recommended
General Chemistry w/lab 8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs strongly recommended
Organic Chemistry w/lab 8 sem hrs / 12 qtr hrs strongly recommended
Physics 4 sem hrs / 6 qtr hrs strongly recommended
Mathematics 3 sem hrs / 4 qtr hrs strongly recommended
Curriculum
Histology x x
Human Anatomy x x
Molecular Cell Biology x x
Genetics x x
Biochemistry x x
Immunology x x
Microbiology x x
Pharmacology x x
Physiology x x
Capstone x
Laboratory Research x
Research Topics & Methods x
Research Literature Review  x
Design and Statistics x
Advanced Design & Statistics x
Research Protocol x
Good Laboratory Practice x
Research Seminar x
Laboratory Research x
Research Thesis x
Electives minimum of 4 credits available but not needed


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