Oct 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Sciences, MS

Director/Program Coordinator: Richard A. Franklin (5N96D Brody School of Medicine; 252-744-2705; franklinr@ecu.edu)

The master of science degree in biomedical sciences is an interdisciplinary degree program administered by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies of the Brody School of Medicine. This research-oriented program prepares students for employment in the biomedical industry or provides research training and experience for students interested in more advanced study leading to PhD or MD degrees.

The program has two degree pathways to obtain the degree. The post-bachelor’s pathway requires a minimum of 38 s.h. and the post-doctor of medicine (post-MD) or currently enrolled in medical school pathway requires a minimum of 24 s.h. The program also offers an option for students interested in pursuing a neuroscience concentration that requires a minimum of 39 s.h.

Each applicant must meet the admission requirements of the university, and make satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE is not required for applicants enrolled in medical school or with a MD. Each entering student should consult the program director prior to the beginning course work. Medical students require the permission of the dean of the Brody School of Medicine to enroll in this master’s degree program.

In addition to course work each student must complete a research-based thesis, a comprehensive defense of thesis proposal, a seminar based on thesis research, and a thesis defense.

Degree Pathways and Option

Select one of the following degree pathways or the neuroscience option:

1. Post-Bachelor’s Pathway - 38 s.h.

The curriculum for students entering with a bachelor’s degree consists of a minimum of 38 s. h as follows:

2. Post-MD or Currently Enrolled in Medical School Pathway - 24 s.h.

The curriculum for post-MD or students currently enrolled in medicial school consists of 24 s.h. as follows:

3. Neuroscience Concentration Degree Option - 39 s.h.

The curriculum for students selecting the neuroscience concentration degree option is a minimum of 39 s.h. as follows: