The application deadline for the MS in Biomedical Sciences program is April 1st. 

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 within seven basic science departments.  Students participate in a two-year integrated curriculum and a series of two research rotations in different labs.  At the completion of year 1, students select a mentor/department where they will complete electives as required by their department and conduct research for the thesis. 

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

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Physiology

The Biomedical Sciences Program Provides:

  • A solid integrated foundation in molecular, cellular, and systems biology
  • Courses tailored to graduate students
  • A broad selection of potential mentors
  • Improved opportunities for collaborations, interactions, and collegiality
  • Minimum of 30 credit hours and defense of a research thesis

  • Requirements for the Degree

    • Semester Hours - Minimum requirement is 30 semester hours of graduate work, not over six hours of which is allowed for research and compostion of a thesis, and not more than 2 credit hours of seminars. At least 15 semester hours must be in graduate courses outside the medical or dental curriculum. Program requirements will generally exceed these minimal requirements. Although concentration is required in the major field of interest, every program should include at least six semester hours of credit in one or more related fields. INTER 220 and INTER 260 are required courses for all students. 
    • Transfer Credit - Candidates for the M.S. degree may receive up to 13 hours of transfer credit at the discretion of the program involved, providing they have completed the courses, which are comparable to School of Graduate Studies courses in another graduate level institution, and satisfy the subject matter requirements. No transfer credit is permitted for course work receiving a grade below B. Transfer of the credit does not reduce the residency requirement. 
    • Thesis Instructions - Instructions on the preparation of the thesis may be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies website. For the planned graduation date, the student should check the school calendar date for the final date for the submission of the thesis to the School of Graduate Studies. Final approval of the thesis rests with a committee of not less than 3 graduate faculty members, 1 of whom must be from a department different than the student's department, nominated by the head of the department, and appointed by the dean. The dean may serve as a member or may appoint members to the committee.