Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers graduate education programs that provide students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to engage the forefront of basic, applied, and translational research or to continue their studies toward professional degrees in the health sciences.
Students interested in pursuing advanced studies in biomedical science may obtain a Master's Degree in Biomedical Science, taking the thesis, or non-thesis option.
The thesis option is oriented towards those students interested in pursuing biomedical research careers in industry or academia and can provide a stepping stone to the Ph.D. degree. The non-thesis option is designed for students seeking in-depth exposure to biomedical science or to solidify their knowledge base in preparation for a broad range of career options, including further study in professional schools.
The degree requires 30 credits. Current courses that may be used toward this degree are listed below. Any course not included on this list must be approved by the college's graduate committee if it is to be used to satisfy degree requirements. Please see the Biomedical Master's Guide or read below for detailed program requirements.
*Typical degree completion is as little as 1.5 years and as much as 3.5 years.
1. Thirty credits of coursework with the following requirements:
2. Thesis students are required to make a formal research proposal to their committees within their first year prior to enrollment in Thesis credits (Admission to Thesis Candidacy). Click here for Thesis Proposal Guidelines.
3. Upon completion of the research, Thesis students must make a formal thesis presentation and defense in the semester they plan to graduate.
4. All active MS Biomedical Science students are required to attend all Seminar Series and retreats throughout the academic year. Schedule of these events will be distributed to students upon admittance.