Newman announces new graduate biomedical science degree

Apr 06, 2023
Newman University student conducts research in the Bishop Gerber Science Center.
Newman University student conducts research in the Bishop Gerber Science Center.

Newman University officials have announced a new Master of Biomedical Science degree.

The biomedical science program is designed to prepare pre-health professional students for admissions exams, professional school programs and careers in a variety of health care settings, including:

  • Medicine (M.D. and D.O.)
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Biomedical science (research and industry)

With a small student-to-faculty ratio, students of the biomedical science program will receive a personalized experience while learning from expert faculty in the fields of biology, chemistry, neuroscience and philosophy.

“Our program has been designed as both a ‘bridge’ program to facilitate students preparing adequately for both admission exams and admission to professional schools in the health sciences, especially if students have already attempted admission to these programs,” explained Michael Bradley, Ph.D., associate professor of biology.

Aside from a veterinary-focused master’s in biomedical science at Kansas State University, this is the first graduate-level biomedical science program offered in the state of Kansas.

“Coupled with Newman’s outstanding track record of preparing pre-health professional students, this should increase the success rate of students in their professional school applications,” Bradley added. “A degree obtained from this rigorous program will indicate to professional schools that the student applicant is more than capable of handling the didactic component of a professional school curriculum.”

Combining the study of chemistry and medicine, the biomedical science degree is multifaceted and gives graduates a strong foundation of skills and knowledge related to physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology neuroscience, microbiology/ immunology and cellular/ molecular biology. Coursework will also include instruction on methods of study as well as medical ethics.

Classes for Master of Biomedical Science will be offered as early as August 2023, pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission.

Earn a Master of Biomedical Science

The Master of Biomedical Science focuses on preparing you for a career that combines chemistry and medicine.