Office of Research and Graduate Education
For Additional Information:
Marshall University Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program may work in one of the following areas of interest with a faculty mentor within the departments of Biomedical Sciences and Clinical & Translational Science:
- Epithelial transport
- Regulation of intestinal sodium, glucose, amino acid
- Regulation of renal Na-K-ATPase
- Obesity related disorders
- Intestinal inflammation
- Renal disease
- Breast cancer
- Pulmonary disease
- Addiction associated diseases
- Bone growth abnormalities
- Lipid homeostasis
- Appalachian Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI)
- Appalachian Center for Cellular transport in Obesity Related Disorders (ACCORD)
- Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR)
- WV-INBRE (West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence)
Application ProcessDeadline to apply for the MS, Research program is June 1.
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 email@example.com AND to Marie Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International applicants: Please contact Marie Murphy for information and instruction at email@example.com.
Plan of Study Student Progress Report Student Research Rotation Evaluation (completed by both student & lab head) Laboratory Rotation Evaluation (completed by student) Thesis Committee Formation Application for Graduation Results of Master’s Comprehensive Exam ETD Final Submission Form (if thesis written)
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.
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.