Marquette’s College of Health Sciences launches master’s program in biomedical sciences

Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences has launched a new Master of Science degree program in Biomedical Sciences with specializations in neuroscience and anatomical sciences, according to a press release from the university. The college will begin enrolling students in summer 2024.

“The 15-month, 30-credit program is built on the strong foundation of undergraduate education in biomedical sciences — the university’s largest academic major,” the release said.

In addition to a broad foundation in biomedical sciences, students will have the option to select specializations in anatomical sciences or in neuroscience, as well as to include a research specialization as part of their academic plan. Further, the program will equip students with the necessary skills to complete scholarly work and enhance their credentials to succeed in further post-graduate opportunities.

According to recent market analysis, master’s programs in biomedical sciences are in strong demand due to their employment prospects and competitive intensity.

“The future of healthcare and the science driving healthcare innovation are rapidly changing,” Dr. David Baker, chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, said in a statement. “This creates new needs and opportunities for the modern student. In response, we created a new graduate program that emphasizes student learning and development in an environment striving to develop real-world solutions. By doing this, our graduates will be prepared for an array of future careers in healthcare, biomedical science, and biotechnology.”

“The biomedical sciences undergraduate program has historically been enormously attractive to students,” Dr. William E. Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences, said in a statement. “The new master’s program Is a natural extension of the major that will powerfully prepare students for exciting careers in healthcare innovation and education.

The MS in Biomedical Sciences will consist of advanced coursework, targeted career training, professional development and a scholarly capstone project.