Master of Science in Biological Science

83.0 graduate semester credits total
36.0 graduate semester credits + 47.0 MSP certificate credits (both undergraduate and graduate)

About the Program

There are two routes of entry into the Master of Biological Science (MBS) program.  US citizens or permanent residents are required to first successfully complete the Medical Science Preparatory program and then may transition into the MBS program. International students are required to enter the Master of Biological Science program directly, which consists of the MSP year followed by the MBS year.  

The Master Science in Biological Science year is identical to the Interdepartmental Medical Science certificate program and all the benefits to the student that program offers.  The MBS year is offered at both the Philadelphia and Sacramento campus locations.

Additional Information

For more information about the program, visit the College of Medicine Master of Science in Biological Science web page

Required Medical Science Preparatory Certificate Courses
MSPP 400SAdvanced Topics in Chemistry I4.0
MSPP 401SAdv Topics in Chemistry II4.0
MSPP 402SAdvanced Topics in Physics I4.0
MSPP 403SAdvanced Topics in Physics II4.0
MSPP 404SConcepts in Verbal Reasoning I6.0
MSPP 405SConcepts in Verbal Reasoning II6.0
MSPP 505SLab Tech in Bioch & Molec Biol2.0
MSPP 511SConcepts in Bioch & Cell Biolo4.0
MSPP 513SSpecial Topics in Anatomy4.0
MSPP 525SCommunity Dimensions of Medici2.0
MSPP 515SBiological Function & Regulati4.0
PHRM 512SGraduate Pharmacology3.0
Required MS Courses
IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 503SMedicine and Society II2.0
IMSP 510SMedical Biochemistry I7.5
IMSP 511SMedical Biochemistry II0.5
IMSP 520SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 521SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 540SCell Biology & Microanatomy I5.0
IMSP 541SCell Biology and Microanatomy II3.0
IMSP 560SMedical Neuroscience6.0
Summer Research Project
MSPP 550SResearch Project2.0
Optional Courses
Medical Immunology *
Medical Nutrition *
Total Credits83.0


These courses are optional.

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