2015-2016 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Biomedical Science, M.S.
Program Director: Rachel Bagni, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-696-3650
The Master of Science degree in Biomedical Science is a 33-credit program of graduate research and academic study developed for:
The courses are taught in the evenings, thus, the program offers an alternative to conventional graduate education for those who work full time.
Applicants will be accepted into the program based on selection criteria that include undergraduate coursework, grade point average, area of research interest and experience. All official transcripts must be submitted. Undergraduate coursework required includes: microbiology, organic chemistry, pre-Calculus, upper level genetics (equivalent to Hood’s BIOL 316) and cell biology (equivalent to Hood’s BIOL 339). In addition, an essay that discusses the student’s work experience and future goals is required.
For additional admission information, see Graduate Admission.
The program in biomedical science is administered within the Department of Biology by the director of the Biomedical Science Program, assisted by an Advisory Council and Administrative Committee for Biomedical Science.
Prerequisites for Degree Candidacy: In addition to completing 12 hours of graduate study at Hood, applicants for degree candidacy must have achieved at least a B average in their graduate work.
BMS 580: under the direction of a thesis adviser and a reading committee (6 credits).
An oral defense of the thesis is required.
Students are encouraged to select elective courses within a concentration. The curricular concentrations are the faculty’s suggestions to help ensure a cohesive program of coursework. However, students, in consultation with their academic advisers, may select a combination of elective courses individualized to their own needs and interests.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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