What will I learn?

Biomedical sciences is the study of human biological processes; the complex interactions between physiological, genetic and environmental factors that influence disease and health. It spans the spectrum from fundamental discovery to innovation and application.

The Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program is designed to position graduates for long-term competitive success in the rapidly changing and multifaceted health-related arena in the 21st century. It is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program, making connections between various disciplines to gain new insights, discover and apply new knowledge, and promote self-directed, life-long learning.

The Biomedical Sciences graduate program is a research and discovery focused program, balancing depth and breadth of content knowledge with "enabling" skills including problem-solving, innovation, entrepreneurship, communication and leadership.

The program consists of a minimum 21 credit hours of core courses, 15 credit hours from electives in sub-specialty areas and 18 credit hours of research. A minimum of 72 total credit hours is required. Students with a master's degree can transfer 30 credit hours into the Biomedical Science Ph.D. program with consent of the dissertation committee.

Required Core Coursework - 13 credits

  • Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar in Biomedical Sciences (1 credit/year for at least three years)
  • Research Ethics (new course; 3 credits)
  • Graduate Level Physiology Course (3 credits)
  • HLSC/MOLB 4310 Foundations of Scholarship and Discovery (1 credit)

Student Learning Outcomes

The Biomedical Science (BMS) program provides a unique array of formal courses and informal discovery experiences focused on ensuring aptitudes, behaviors, and skills necessary for leadership and competitive success in the biomedical science arena. Although the foundation enabling innovative, independent thinking and knowledge discovery is deep discipline knowledge, the BMS program is also designed to promote student competency in information assessment, synthesis, and integration, communication, and translation to the broader community, teamwork, leadership and project management.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (72 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,092.00 per year
Tuition amount is based on USD $894 per credit hour (actual tuition will vary based on the actual credit hours enrolled).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 February 2022

Start date

22 August 2022


College of Health Sciences

Dept. 3432, 1000 E. University Avenue,



82071, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The University and Department require a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; however, it is highly recommended that students have a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

For international students

Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with one or more semesters of biology, physics, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, biochemistry/molecular biology, math are recommended. All applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (scale of 4.0). While a master’s degree is not required for admissions into the biomedical sciences Ph.D. program, a master’s degree with a strong background in the research area of focus is a plus.

The minimum acceptable scores are 540 (76 iBT) and 6.5 for TOEFL and IELTS respectively. To ensure full application review for fall semester admission, applications should be received by February 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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