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Oklahoma State University

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

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Program Overview

Students in the Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Sciences degree program take required courses and elective courses in a specific area of interest. Students conduct original research under the guidance of a biomedical sciences graduate faculty advisor.

The M.S. program has a thesis option, non-thesis option or anatomy and vertebrate paleontology track option. Each option has different coursework and research requirements that total 32 semester credit hours. 

Program Options

Thesis Option: Requires a minimum of 24 hours of course work and eight hours of research and thesis. Students pursuing this option will conduct original research, culminating in a written thesis that is presented as a seminar and publicly defended.

Non-thesis Option: Requires a minimum of 30 hours of course work and two hours of research. Students pursuing this option will present a research project to their advisory committee.  The non-thesis option does not require a public defense of the research project.

Anatomy & Vertebrae Paleontology TrackTrain to teach human anatomy at the university, college or professional level, and gain experience in vertebrate paleontology research under the guidance of a biomedical sciences graduate faculty mentor. Thesis option only.

Admission Information

Admissions to the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences is competitive and limited spots are available.  

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Academics

Full-time students typically complete the 32 credit hour program in two years. Students are expected to enroll as a full-time student in at least one semester and complete the degree requirements within seven years.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our program, please contact us:

Aaron Christensen 
Director, Graduate Programs
918-561-1108
aaron.t.christensen@okstate.edu