The MSBS is a 9-month (31 semester hours) degree program with a Colorado and a Utah cohort designed to prepare students to enter professional education and/or advanced degree programs in the biomedical disciplines. The MSBS program aims to enhance the student’s academic record and competitiveness of their candidacy for a professional or graduate degree. The MSBS program in Colorado and Utah is distinct from the MMS program in Montana; please see the MMS handbook for questions about that program. 

Graduates of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program will:

  1. Apply biomedical principles to health-related disciplines
  2. Solve problems utilizing evidence-based concepts
  3. Communicate effectively
  4. Cultivate compassion
  5. Embody the core virtues of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program

The MSBS program incorporates individualized mentoring that supports acceptance into doctoral or other health-related professional training programs along with academic advising geared toward a successful transition to other graduate degree programs or careers in the biomedical sciences.

Graduates of the MSBS program will possess a strong foundation and interdisciplinary academic training in biomedical sciences with a specific focus on applying these sciences to health professions. The curriculum is designed to enhance the likelihood of academic success in various graduate or professional school curricula. The primary goal of the RVU program is for students to matriculate into a graduate professional health or biomedical sciences degree program, and support is offered to students who decide to pursue other career tracks.


The MSBS program has regional accreditation from Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools:

Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle Street; Suite 7-500; Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (800) 621-7440