School of Graduate Studies

M.S. in Biomedical Sciences


M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

The Biomedical Sciences Program at LSUHSC-NO provides students with an integrated curriculum and the opportunity to select a mentor and research project from a wide range of disciplines and faculty mentors within seven basic science programs.  Students complete an integrated curriculum and a series of two research rotations in different labs during the Fall semester.  In the second (Spring) semester of the program, students select a mentor and program where they will complete additional course requirements as required by their department and begin a research project.  A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate course work and laboratory research with the publication of a thesis are required in this two-year program. 

Basic Science Programs Participating in the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program:

Faculty in the following Centers of Excellence also serve as mentors for biomedical research training through curriculums in the programs listed above:

The Biomedical Sciences Program Provides:

  • A solid integrated foundation in molecular, cellular and systems biology
  • Small class sizes and courses tailored to biomedical graduate students
  • A broad selection of potential mentors
  • Improved opportunities for collaborations, interactions and collegiality

Course Work

Required (15 hours):

INTER 111: Biochemistry

INTER 121: Cell and Molecular Biology- A

INTER 122: Cell and Molecular Biology- B

INTER 143: Experimental Design & Analysis

INTER 220: Ethics in Biomedical Sciences

INTER 200: Professionalism in Science I 

INTER 240: Professionalism in Science II 

INTER 260: Responsible Conduct of Research I

INTER 280: Responsible Conduct of Research II

Partial List of Common Electives:

INTER 125: Microbial Pathogenesis

INTER 131: Biological Systems - A 

INTER 132: Biological Systems - B 

INTER 141: Introduction to Genetics 

INTER 142: Principles of Pharmacology I


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