Prepare for an Exciting Career in STEM with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences
You are passionate about examining the complexities of the human body. You love learning about the structures and functions of living organisms. You want to turn your passion for health and biology into a career that lets you make exciting discoveries in the field of medicine.
If that sounds like you, Liberty’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree is a great next step to take in your academic journey. Our program can help provide the tools you need to expand your skill set and hone your expertise.
Whether you want to teach science at the postsecondary level, prepare for medical school, or work in the private sector of the biomedical industry, our graduate degree can help! You can become equipped to pursue a career that lets you impact people around the world. Partner with us and prepare to become a Champion for Christ in your personal and professional life.
What does a biomedical sciences professional do?
With a degree in biomedical sciences, you could pursue many roles in academia and the science industry. Biomedical professionals may work in pharmaceuticals, medical equipment manufacturing, biotechnology, research, toxicology, or dentistry, among other sectors. This is a versatile degree that provides core training for success in many fields!
Can you get into medical school with a biomedical sciences degree?
Our master’s in biomedical sciences is one of Liberty’s post-baccalaureate degree programs. That means it’s specifically designed to boost your academic record and help increase your chances of admission to medical school and other graduate programs.
Why Choose Liberty University’s Biomedical Sciences Master’s Program?
Our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, is home to a wealth of top-notch resources designed to enhance your college experience. We are committed to offering quality academics, cutting-edge equipment, and practical training that equips you for the real world.
Choosing Liberty means choosing:
Hands-On Learning Experiences
Liberty has more than 20 teaching and research laboratories where you can study everything from cell biology and forensic science to environmental biology and zoology. By working in these labs, you can take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to the real world. Most importantly, you can gain on-the-job experience that could help you stand out to future employers.
Our labs are filled with professional, state-of-the-art equipment. Take a look at all of the equipment that will be at your disposal! From spectrometers to DNA sequencers, you’ll get to operate the very same equipment used by industry professionals.
Do you want to explore a particular topic in biology or chemistry? If so, you may want to participate in one of our research opportunities. Whether you are interested in conservation research or disease prevention, we provide numerous opportunities for you to conduct your own research, do research simulations, and assist professors in their ongoing research projects. Along the way, you’ll gain valuable, hands-on experience and mentorship from our distinguished faculty.
At Liberty, you will learn from the best. Our faculty have advanced degrees from prestigious institutions and years of industry experience. They can help equip you to grow spiritually, academically, and professionally as you develop expertise in your field.
If you are looking for more ways to expand your knowledge and boost your résumé, join one of our student organizations! Learn how to conduct academic and professional research with the Scientific Research Society (SRS), or prepare for medical school with our Pre-Medical Honor Society.
Flexible Degree Completion Options
We know that every student is unique, and we want our degrees to reflect that. Depending on your academic and career goals, you can choose either a 1- or 2-year degree track for the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences. If you are looking for a faster way to prepare for medical school or launch your career while saving time and money, our 1-year track is a great option!
What Will You Learn in Our M.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program?
This master’s degree can enhance your understanding of how biology and medicine intertwine. You’ll explore how to use scientific research to make advancements in the healthcare field. Our biomedical sciences courses explore many essential topics, including human genetics, immunology, biochemistry, biostatistics, cell biology, and pathology. Upon graduation, you could potentially pursue a doctoral degree, attend medical school, or advance to higher-level roles in the biomedical industry.
Experience a curriculum taught from a biblical worldview. We believe that integrity is the most important characteristic of any professional, so you will learn how to integrate ethical standards with industry best practices. Liberty’s course in biomedical ethics can help equip you to make moral medical decisions, as well as evaluate the ethicality of various scientific advances.
In this program, you’ll receive a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on lab experience. You will complete several required courses, as well as some electives of your choice. That way, you can tailor your degree to match your interests and career goals. As one of Liberty University’s post-bacc degrees, the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences is designed to help enhance your academic record and equip you to apply to medical school.
View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information.
BCHM 551 – Biochemistry
Some of the topics you’ll study include:
- Energy generation and utilization by anabolic and catabolic metabolism
- Mechanisms and regulation of enzyme-catalyzed equilibria
- Membrane dynamics, transport, and signaling
- Organic functional groups within carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids
- The flow of biological information from nucleic acids to protein synthesis
- The structure and reactivity of bioorganic molecules within biological systems
BIOM 503 – Human Genetics
In this course, you’ll learn about:
- Molecular causes of human disease, with an emphasis on the specific gene perturbations that affect human health
- Specific modes of genetic assault, including mutations, epigenetic mechanisms, nutritional factors, and viral infections
BIOM 600 – Biomedical Ethics
This course covers:
- An in-depth look at the Hippocratic and Judeo-Christian traditions — particularly at their emphasis on the inherent worth of the individual patient and of humanity as a whole
- Methods for integrating ethical standards with cutting-edge medical practices
- The ethicality of present and emerging biomedical technologies
BIOM 610 – Human Neurology and Neuroanatomy
Topics of study include:
- An introduction to the structural and functional features of the nervous system
- Core aspects of neurology, including gross anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, cellular and molecular neurobiology, sensory and motor systems, major neurotransmitter systems, and brain regulation of behavior and body physiology
Highlights of Liberty University’s Master’s in Biomedical Sciences Degree Program
- At only 39 total credit hours, you can complete this master’s degree in as little as 1 year!
- Join Liberty’s Eta Sigma Gamma chapter to receive more professional growth opportunities.
- Explore over 20 teaching and research laboratories, including our Health Promotion Lab, Human Performance Lab, Functional Assessment Lab, Athletic Training Lab, and Standardized Patient Center.
- Take advantage of our professional-level research equipment, including a gene sequencer, tissue culture facility, fluorescent microscope, LICOR imager, and more.
- Participate in exciting research projects and study subjects like algae biofuels, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, DNA, crayfish parasites, and more!
- In this program, you’ll learn from faculty who have years of experience working in academia and the professional world.
Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences Information
What Can You Do with a Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree?
Earning this degree can help you pursue many challenging, rewarding careers in science. One question many students have is “Can you go into medicine with a biomedical sciences degree?” If you want to become a doctor, our biomedical sciences degree can help provide the tools you need to apply to medical school!
Other biomedical careers you may also want to consider after completing this program include:
- Chemical technician
- College professor
- Environmental biologist
- Forensic biologist
- Medical technologist
Admission Requirements for Liberty’s Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Program
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 GPA
- Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
- Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application in ASIST
Submission of test scores: MCAT score of 490 for both the 1- and 2- year programs.