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careersThe Master of Science in Biomedical and Health Sciences Program is designed to enhance your application for admittance into and then success in a health professional career.

The Biomedical and Health Sciences program acknowledges the need for more healthcare providers in medically underserved areas/populations in the state of Alabama and across the United States. The program strongly encourages and promotes those from such underserved areas, and their future goal of serving as healthcare providers in such medically underserved areas.

The overall mission of the Biomedical and Health Sciences program is to provide quality education to prepare a diverse student body for entry into graduate health professions programs including medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician assistant studies. This program is critically important to provide a pipeline of academically and culturally competent future healthcare providers who are willing to practice in medically underserved areas.

These professional programs lead to the following careers:

  • Physician (allopathic and osteopathic)
  • Dentist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist



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Marcellus A. Edwards IV, a 2016 Biomedical and Health Sciences graduate who has just completed his first year at Howard University College of Medicine, was recently awarded a Trustee scholarship based on his academic performance during his first year of medical school.

For more information, read about Marcellus A. Edwards IV on the Meet our Alumni page.