The Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences is developing a PhD in Translational Biomedical Sciences. We are currently collecting prospective student information for those who may be interested. This PhD program is intended for students who are interested in learning how to translate a basic scientific discovery into a clinical application, such as a new research tool, a drug, a device, or a diagnostic tool. If you would like to be added to our interest list, please complete our online Information Request Form.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the fields of biological science and biotechnology are expected to experience significant job growth in the next decade. Genome projects aimed at identifying the function of specific genes in health and disease are continuing to lead to advances in human and animal health. This progress has created employment opportunities in a variety of areas, including medicine, agriculture, and food animal science.
Emphasizing interdisciplinary study, WesternU's two-year Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program will expose you to cutting-edge areas of biomedical research and study, including virology, genetics, neurobiology, pharmacology, and biological systems in human disease.
We will provide you with a strong research base and the training and skills you need for a career in academia, the biotech industry, or public/private research institutions. Some of WesternU's alumni in similar research programs have joined internationally recognized research institutes such as the City of Hope where they are contributing to revolutionary translational research programs. Others have gone on to enter PhD and medical professional programs throughout the United States. We anticipate similar outcomes for graduates of the biomedical sciences program.
Why choose WesternU? Ours is a nationally recognized program that offers:
- Tuition waivers and NIH-level stipends (awarded on a competitive basis)
- Federally funded research programs
- Outstanding job placements
- Well-equipped labs
- A great Southern California location with tremendous clinical training opportunities as well as access to major cultural and recreational resources
- A warm and friendly environment
- Nationally and internationally acclaimed college faculty
- Small classes of five or fewer students
- Student-centered learning
- A long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first; treating students with respect; and fostering camaraderie among students.
- Outstanding student support services including tutoring and disability resources
- Diverse student body and rich array of student clubs and volunteer opportunities
For program statistics, please visit the Office of Institutional Research Academic Outcomes webpage.