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Master's in Biomedical Science (MA)

The master's in Biomedical Science is a 9 to 12 month program designed to help students with a bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in the sciences, improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences and gain admission into medical school or other health professional programs.  The masters degree in biomedical science builds formal skills in analysis of the biomedical literature and of ethical questions that impact the medical profession.

Location: Chicago, Schaumburg
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Type: Master's
The Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences is a 26 credit hour program that can be completed in as little as nine months of full-time study. The program is flexible, allowing you to choose classes that best fit your interests and schedule. In addition, this program supports students who are interested in many different health professions, not just those pursing medical school.
Kelly Wentz-Hunter
, Program Director

Expectations & Requirements


"I have been very impressed by the biomedical sciences students' support of each other and sense of a shared community. Because of the competitive nature of admission into graduate training in the health sciences, it is not uncommon to observe programs where students interact with each other as rivals. However, our students realize that health care is a very collaborative environment where professionals work together for the betterment of their patients. Our students work with their classmates in a collective and supportive manner where together they can all be successful."

Dr. Kelly Wentz-Hunter
Associate Professor of Biology, Allied Health Director, and Health Professions Coordinator, Roosevelt University

"Roosevelt gave me a second chance at my dream. The science-intensive course load was balanced with engaging professors who were always willing to lend a hand. Even outside of the classroom, professors played a vital role in helping me prepare for professional school admissions and interviews. I wouldn't be where I am today without this program and the people I met during my time at Roosevelt."

Khushbu Mehta - Biomedical Sciences, MA '16

  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores 
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement. 
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