laboratory student using microscopeThe Master of Science in Biomedical and Health Sciences (MSBHS) Program is an 11-month program that is designed to provide coursework and experiences that can help you make the transition from undergraduate to medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health science professional programs.

The integrated curriculum is organ-based, and modeled after the first two years of the curriculum at the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM). Students interact with and learn from faculty who teach in various professional programs, including UAB’s medical school, dental school, and Physician Assistant Studies program.

Key components of the program that can help prepare students for admission into and success in professional schools include the following:

  • a rigorous, medical-focused curriculum.
  • a capstone Clinical Application and Simulation course with mannequin patients.
  • courses and test-preparation programs to help improve MCAT, DAT, OAT, and GRE scores.
  • a three-part seminar series that
    • prepares students for application processes.
    • enhances professional development and social responsibility.
    • teaches critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
  • opportunities to gain medical exposure, volunteer service, and/or research experience.
  • customized advising in all areas above to focus and maximize a student’s success.

Is MSBHS Right for You?

The MSBHS program is ideal for the following individuals:

  • those working to improve their academic (GPA, standardized test score) and/or professional records immediately after undergraduate school to improve their applications to professional schools.
  • those transitioning to other careers requiring coursework in the biomedical and health sciences before applying to professional schools.
  • those interested in taking coursework in the biomedical and health sciences modeled after a medical school curriculum (first two years) in preparation for similar studies.

Apply Today

Use the online Graduate School application to apply to the MS in Biomedical and Health Sciences Program. The application deadline is March 15 for the fall term.


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