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Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, Division of Pre-Medical and Pre-Health (PMPH) Programs, offers the Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IHS). Students matriculating in this program are provided an opportunity to enhance their academic credentials and demonstrate an ability to succeed in biomedical science courses with content relevant to their chosen healthcare profession. Students are offered personalized guidance as they select from a broad range of course options. IHS students complete multiple required courses throughout their first and second years. These courses are designed to provide general knowledge and skills essential for a career in the health sciences. Elective courses are selected with a program advisor to best suit the needs and interests of each student. Students entering their second year in IHS must decide upon a concentration track, and complete a specified number of courses within that concentration track prior to graduation. In this way, the IHS curriculum is both structured and flexible. The goal is to reinforce the healthcare career interests of each student. During the second year of IHS, students complete a rigorous research project. These projects teach students to communicate complex scientific information, while honing their critical thinking and analysis skills. Students may choose to complete a one-year mentored research project, which may be laboratory or clinically-oriented. This option is offered to students who have a dedicated interest in biomedical research. Alternately, a literature analysis project is offered for those who wish to pursue independent research on a biomedical topic of their choice. Upon completion of IHS, students will have a strong, integrated view of the biomedical sciences - providing numerous advantages to graduates, whether using the degree as a springboard for further professional education or for direct entry into the healthcare workforce.