Office of Research and Graduate Education


For Additional Information:

  • Diana R. Maue
    Graduate Recruitment and Communication Coordinator
    Biomedical Sciences & Clinical and Translational Science
    Phone: (304) 696-3365
    Email: maue1@marshall.edu


  • Marie Murphy
    Administrative Assistant
    Biomedical Sciences
    Phone: (304) 696-7278
    Email: murphyma@marshall.edu


MS, Research


Overview

Thank you for your interest in our research in the Marshall Biomedical Sciences Research Master’s Program!

When entering the master’s research program, students are required to do rotations in three different labs, each rotation consisting of at least 120 hours. These rotations help students build rapport with faculty and current students, decide on their preferred area of research, and learn new research techniques. The Faculty Directory contains information on labs available to students.


Application Process

Domestic applicants: When you are ready to apply to the Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Research Master’s Program, the application process begins with the Marshall University Graduate Admissions Office. The non-refundable application fee is $40. Click here to apply now

In addition to the university application process, please complete the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program online form to which you will upload a COPY of your official transcript/s and GRE scores and your Statement of Purpose. Submission of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program form will notify the admissions committee of your interest.

The reference form is available on the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program online form. References must be e-mailed directly from the referee to Graduate Admissions at services@marshall.edu AND to Marie Murphy at murphyma@marshall.edu.

International applicants: Please contact Marie Murphy for information and instruction at murphyma@marshall.edu.

Apply NOW!

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Core Curriculum

Each student in the research Master of Science Graduate Program completes the following core set of courses:

  • Introduction to Nucleic Acids and Proteins (BMS 601)
  • Introduction to Cell Structure and Metabolism (BMS 602)
  • Regulation of Cell Function (BMS 603)
  • Cellular Basis of Disease (BMS 604)
  • Statistical Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences (BMS 617)
  • Communication Skills for Biomedical Sciences (BMS 660 and 661)
  • Seminar (BMS 680, minimum of 6 hours)
  • Introduction to Research (research rotations) (BMS 785)
  • Research (BMS 882, maximum of 15 hours)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (BMS 644)

Each student must also successfully complete additional courses as determined by his/her research cluster and advisory committee. Please consult the individual Research Clusters to learn more about their respective requirements.

Students select an advisory committee no later than the end of the first year of graduate education. The committee usually consists of at least five faculty members with appropriate expertise.

Duration of Program

Students are expected to complete the degree within two years.

Questions?

We hope that we have piqued your interest in joining the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at Marshall University. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the program staff listed below. You may also contact any of our students listed in the Current BMS Research Student Directory.

  • Diana R. Maue
    Graduate Recruitment and Communication Coordinator
    Biomedical Sciences & Clinical and Translational Sciences
    Phone: (304) 696-3365
    Email: maue1@marshall.edu

  • Marie Murphy
    Administrative Assistant
    Biomedical Sciences
    Phone: (304) 696-7278
    Email: murphyma@marshall.edu

Leadership

Uma Sundaram, MD

Vice Dean, Office of Research & Graduate Education
Phone: (304) 691-1841
sundaramu@marshall.edu

Richard Egleton, PhD

Co-Director, BMS Graduate Program
Phone: (304) 696-3523
egleton@marshall.edu

Todd Green, PhD

Co-Director, BMS Graduate Program
Phone: (304) 696-3531
green@marshall.edu