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Biomedical research is critical to the advancement of health care, the prevention and treatment of disease and human safety in areas ranging from the development of effective drugs to the quality of our food and water. Experts in the discipline are leaders in exploring life processes and understanding health, illness and the relationshiop between the environment and human well-being.

Des Moines University’s master of science in biomedical sciences program fosters research that generates knowledge and new solutions to benefit the health of people around the world. The program matches individuals with a passion for science with investigators who understand their needs in a wide variety of settings, including academia, government, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Graduates enjoy careers as advanced technicians, laboratory managers, educators, scientists and other roles, well-equipped with the knowledge and hands-on experience good research require.


OurĀ faculty are highly qualified, focused on teaching and learning and noted for their accessibility to students.


Technology is incorporated throughout the M.S. of biomedical sciences program.


Students have many opportunities forĀ research in the specialties biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology and anatomy.


Following the completion of their coursework and research, students must successfully write and defend a thesis.