Biomedical Sciences Degree Programs

The School of Biomedical Sciences takes great pride in shaping the future of the biomedical workforce. We offer innovative and accessible degree programs at all levels of higher education to prepare you for a career as an educator, researcher or health care professional.

Our graduate programs, which attract students from all over the world, include traditional dissertation and thesis-based research degrees, applied master’s degrees in biotechnology and clinical research management, and a specialized master’s degree that prepares students for professional medical programs like medical or dental school, or careers in science.

Our undergraduate program, the first of its kind at HSC, provides a flexible and affordable path to degree completion for students pursuing careers in health care or science.

Our expert faculty mentor, teach and train our students while conducting cutting-edge research that explores solutions for major health problems like cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Our Student and Academic Services Team is here to help you navigate every step of your academic journey at HSC.

As you explore our degree offerings, know that there is a place for you at SBS.

B.S. in Biomedical Sciences (Online only)

This program is designed for undergraduate degree completion with a robust curriculum focused on active learning educational practices that prepare adult learners for careers in health care-related fields while offering online flexibility and affordable tuition. Student resources include a program-dedicated academic support navigator, faculty mentors, academic support and tutoring services, career preparation and well-being support.

Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Entrepreneurship (Online Only)

Our certificate program provides the necessary skillset for entrepreneurial-minded health care providers and biomedical scientists to become industry innovators. This 12 SCH program is designed to offer four courses with real world applications.

M.S. in Medical Science

The Master of Science (MS) program in Medical Science is a specialized master’s program designed to provide additional opportunities to those individuals who would like to enhance their credentials for entry into medical, dental, chiropractic, pharmacy, physical therapy or other professional school. This is achieved by offering a strong, challenging biomedical sciences curriculum in the environment of a health science center. The average time to complete the program is twelve months.

On-Campus Cohort Option

The specialized master’s in medical science is designed to provide additional opportunities to those who want to enhance their credentials for entry into medical, dental or other professional schools. The 3-semester cohort option is intended for students who work best in an in-person team setting with daily faculty interaction. In addition to a rigorous biomedical science curriculum, students have access to application and skills workshops, mock interviews, MCAT or DAT preparation courses, and faculty advisors who teach in a health science center environment.

Online Option

Similar to the cohort program, the 100% online option is also designed to enhance student credentials in applying to professional schools while offering the convenience of distance learning. In addition to a rigorous biomedical science curriculum presented in a flexible asynchronous setting, students have access to application and skills workshops, mock interviews, MCAT or DAT preparation courses, and faculty advisors who teach in a health science center environment. The online program has both a 3-semester and a 5-semester option. 

M.S. in Clinical Research Management 

The program, ranked as the second best-in-value program in the nation, offers a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes a broad-based view of the biomedical sciences, provides in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements (CFR, GCP), ethical issues of clinical management and builds the medical writing and administrative skills necessary to conduct clinical research. With three starting points each year, studentscan begin classes at the time most convenient for them. Students complete the program in an average of 18 months to 2 years with full-time enrollment. 

On-Campus/Hybrid Cohort Option

The cohort (on-campus/hybrid) option is designed for students who work best in a team setting with daily faculty interaction. Cohort students will participate in didactic lectures interacting in real time with faculty and other students. Some courses are delivered in an online format. 

Online Option

The online option is designed to allow students to balance work and life with enrollment. The degree is completed online except for an internship practicum. Students located outside DFW will have their internship practicum replaced with a 6 SCH capstone project. In addition to the rigorous curriculum, students have online access to advising.  

M.S. in Biotechnology (Online Only)

The specialized master’s in biotechnology program is designed to train students for careers in industry and research by providing the tools and experience needed for highly technical positions in emerging biotechnology companies, life science organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and research institutions.

Ph.D. and M.S. in Biomedical Sciences (Research Based)

Our thesis and dissertation-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs are focused on providing individualized, competency-based education to equip our graduates with the skills, abilities, and attitudes to pursue diverse careers related to biomedical sciences.

During the first year, our students acquire a background in biomedical science, consisting of topics in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, physiology and immunology. They also complete lab rotations to identify the mentor and lab for their thesis or dissertation work. Students also complete discipline-specific advanced courses and electives based on their needs and academic discipline. 

While working on their thesis or dissertation research, students participate in mentored experimental research projects with faculty who match their interests.

Stipend and benefits for PhD students

All students in our PhD in Biomedical Sciences program receive a benefits package that includes a stipend of $30,000 per year plus full tuition, fees, and health insurance. Students also have opportunities to apply for training grants, fellowships, and scholarships.