About Our Biomedicine Graduate Program
Our MS in Biomedicine program uniquely challenges students to take courses from several disciplines. The transdisciplinary aspects are evident in a required cross-cultural component, diverse seminars, psychology and bioethics courses, and finally in a thesis research project. A master's degree can be earned after 48 SH of course work (20 months of study) or we have various certificate options (11 months). This program is approved by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
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Who are our students?
Our student body is diverse and come from both large and small undergraduate institutions. Most of our students, but not all, come with degrees in the sciences. Their varied backgrounds include an assortment of religious affiliations and experiences. While at EMU, they enjoy a student community which fosters academic success and extends beyond EMU. Working side-by-side to become future doctors, dentists, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers or educators, our students leave EMU not only having experienced academic growth but also personal growth.
Track record of success
While in our program, most students significantly increase their GPA while solidifying their foundational science knowledge in pre-health courses; this allows them to increase their test scores for professional programs. As a result of the Biomedicine Graduate Program, students have been accepted into medical, dental, physician assistant, podiatry, veterinary, physical therapy, pharmacy, and optometry programs.
Our coursework is integrated with MCAT or DAT preparation, academic and career advising, and health science shadowing experiences, giving students a number of advantages upon graduation.
Our faith-based approach and transdisciplinary studies make EMU’s Biomedicine Graduate Program unique. We use natural science courses as our core curriculum, and students immerse themselves in the physical, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of biomedicine. Although our student body is comprised of different faiths, compassionate care for one another is fundamental to all beliefs.