Master of Science Biomedical Sciences (Post Bac)

Earn a biomedical sciences master's degree in just one year and continue your journey to improve health care.

Biomedical Science Degree Overview

Strengthen your academic credentials to pursue medical, dental, optometry and other health professional schools.

The biomedical science master’s degree includes a core set of graduate-level science and humanities courses to help you become a well-rounded healthcare professional. We also offer a formal MCAT preparation course, at no additional charge, to help you learn exam material and how to best prepare and take the standardized entrance exam. 

Tailor a course of study to your career goals and work with a capstone advisor from across any of the ACPHS programs. Attend workshops to develop your medical school application. Meet with health professions school representatives and build your professional network in our program. 

As part of the biomedical science master’s degree at ACPHS, you may be eligible to apply for our linkage programs with two medical schools — Albany Medical College and New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Why Master’s in Biomedical Science?
A post baccalaureate (or post-bac) program is for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree and who seek an academic record enhancer to strengthen their application to health professions colleges.  

The program gives you the opportunity to: 
• Access individualized advising with a dedicated academic advisor
• Strengthen your GPA and overall academic credentials 
• Ready yourself for the MCAT and other entrance exams 
• Explore various career paths

In addition to rigorous academic preparation, you'll also develop your application to a health professions program, practice interviewing skills, craft a personal statement, and learn about the admissions process for health professions schools through the Preparation for Health Professions sequence. We will provide a committee letter when you apply to health professions schools.

Our master’s in biomedical science degree brings faculty together from basic, applied and clinical departments across the College, providing a springboard into the health professions program that interests you.
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Experiential Learning in the Biomedical Science Master’s Program
ACPHS provides opportunities to add important real-world experience to your academic accomplishments by shadowing, volunteering and working at some of New York State’s most prominent medical centers.

You’ll complete a three-credit capstone research project with the flexibility to select a topic that interests you to prepare for the career of your choice. At ACPHS, you can also take full advantage of our proximity to major hospitals (we are directly across the street from a Level I trauma center) to gain valuable experience in the healthcare world.

The Preparation for Health Professions course sequence focuses on professional school applications and the school selection process. We also offer specially designed workshops to help you complete your professional school application, and an MCAT prep course to help you learn exam material and how to best prepare for the standardized entrance exam.
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Biomedical Sciences Jobs
A biomedical sciences master’s degree will provide the foundation for a variety of health care professions. Many of our students go on to advanced study and careers including:

• Physician (Allopathic and Osteopathic)
• Dentist
• Physician assistant
• Veterinarian
• Pharmacist
• Physical therapist

Biomedical sciences salary ranges vary widely. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, physicians and surgeons earn a median wage of $208,000 per year while pharmacists make around $128,570 per year. Physical therapists earn an average of $95,620. Wages will vary depending on your specialty and the area of the country in which you work.

When you complete your MS in Biomedical Sciences you may apply to select medical schools through our “linkage” arrangements or you may apply through the traditional health professions school application process. All students have the ability to meet with the program director and advisors to discuss what option would be best for them.
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Biomedical Sciences Master’s Coursework
The MS in Biomedical Sciences is a 37-credit, one-year degree that offers two start dates: January and August.

The program includes both science and non-science courses with the focus on upper-level science courses and non-clinical courses. You'll also have the flexibility to choose electives that allow you to customize a program to your interests and goals.

Learn about biological molecules and their relationship to common disorders in our Applied and Clinical Biochemistry course. Explore readings from literature and current publications that deal with ethical issues in health care and medical research in Healthcare and Human Values. Our Journal Club also gives you the opportunity to critically evaluate articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals in a variety of medical disciplines.