Exciting News!

The Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS) at Western University of Health Sciences is pleased to announce a new concentration under the MS Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree program. The Pre-Professional concentration is for students seeking admission to professional schools (such as MD,PA, DO, DVM or DDS) and is a structured one[1] or two-year, 40 unit, non-thesis master’s program designed to enhance the academic credentials and preparation of students.

The MSBS Pre-Professional concentration prepares students for professional schools. The first year requires completion of 28 units of core courses taught by faculty from the professional colleges and also those engaged in translational research. The curriculum includes graduate level courses in anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, as well as in Clinical Environments in Health Care and Bioinformatics. The pace, delivery and assessment methods of the curriculum will align with that typically seen in professional schools and will give students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in health professions programs. An optional MCAT preparation class is also available. The second year requires a minimum of 12 units of elective courses, which include Research Advanced Toxicology, Principles of Biomedical Ethics and Introduction to Neuroscience.

Upon approval of the Dean of the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences, it may be possible to transfer up to 15 graduate level units from another university, professional school or nationally accredited institution, and thereby complete the program in one year.


Emphasizing interdisciplinary study, WesternU’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program will provide you the opportunity to develop the requisite critical thinking skills and knowledge to prepare for success in professional school programs or to become leaders in biomedical research, academia, or biomedical companies. This cutting edge program also provides the opportunity to complete internships in Southern California biomedical companies and organizations as well as the option to study abroad in France.

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