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What will I learn?

The MS Biomedical Sciences Program provides an advanced level of training for biomedical scientists. The major emphasis of our program is on developing an understanding of the mechanism of human disease and providing broad-based training in biomedical laboratory research. You can choose from graduate–level courses in varied areas of concentration in the study of human health, medicine and disease. You’ll cap off your degree with a research-based thesis, enhancing your problem-solving abilities and enabling you to function effectively in the biomedical research laboratory. As a student in the MS Biomedical Sciences Program, you will have access to dedicated faculty and leading-edge research opportunities designed to help you succeed.

Why choose us?

  • UWM’s College of Health Sciences is widely known for its excellent teaching and student learning environment, innovative research programs, community engagement and service to various health care professions.
  • You’ll gain a strong science background, professional management skills and technical expertise, all of which you can put to practice in our laboratory facilities.
  • You will work with distinguished faculty, all of whom hold their PhDs, come from diverse backgrounds, actively engage in research and perform active service activities.

The MS Biomedical Sciences Program offers an array of emphases and academic concentrations. As a student in this program, you will gain experience with diverse topics of interest, including but not limited to, the following areas of concentration:

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Photobiomodulation
  • Cancer

Which department am I in?

College of Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,876.00 per year

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

Start date

Expected June, September 2022


College of Health Sciences

Enderis Hall,

2400 E. Hartford Avenue,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to the UWM Graduate School must have the following: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Centre on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrolment in the Graduate School. Students applying to approved integrated bachelor’s/master’s programs are exempt from this requirement, A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

For international students

The program primarily enrolls individuals with backgrounds in biomedical sciences or related fields who have completed a bachelor s degree at an accredited institution. For students entering without a degree in a related area, the faculty determines deficiencies to be overcome prior to admission.

Applicants may be admitted to regular status if their grade point average is the equivalent of 2.75 or above (scale of 4.0).

All completed Applications received prior to February 1 will receive consideration for enrollment beginning the following Summer term for the Non-Thesis Track or Fall semester for the Thesis Track.

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


About University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

With more than 200 academic programs the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been the first choice for more than 195,000 alumni across the globe.

  • A globally engaged, top research university
  • Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee
  • Offers over 200 academic programs
  • 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio

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