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

The Master of Science in Biological Science (MBS) program is the second year of the Medical Science Preparatory (MSP) program. Students transition into the MBS program after successful completion (3.0 GPA and no courses with grades less than a C) of the MSP program. The curriculum of the MBS program 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 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
Additional Non-required Courses
Medical Immunology *
Medical Nutrition *
Total Credits36.0


These courses are optional and not necessary for the completion of the MS degree.

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