The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program in Regis College is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and basic undergraduate science coursework and seek to enter a graduate program in the health sciences or health research (e.g., medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, biomedical research).
- Less than one year to a full MS degree
- Hands-on experience through a carefully chosen Denver community externship
- Excellent career and application advising, 1/5 student to advisor ratio
- Targeted, integrated curriculum
- Small class size ensures individualized attention from faculty
- Jesuit foundational philosophy based on cura personalis, care for the whole person
- Cooperative, intensive, professional atmosphere
- Amazing location - a beautiful campus located between vibrant urban Denver and the mountains
This 9-month intensive program includes both day (afternoon) and evening courses. Courses are scheduled to allow students larger blocks of time for studying, completing an externship, or volunteering. Given the time demands of this program and its required externship (10-15 hours per week), it is highly recommended that students not be employed for more than 10 hours per week. Dedicated graduate courses are classroom or laboratory based. Courses are closely coordinated and include cross-course team-based learning. The externship course during spring semester is a guided academic externship in a health, biotechnology-research, or biomedical research setting that, along with the final Biomedical Seminar, requires completion of a written final research project and short presentation. The final program seminar includes a program cumulative examination.
The sequential seminar series serves as the means by which students can better determine where they wish to go in the future and how best they can get there. An initial seminar experience in August before the beginning of the natural science curriculum serves to both orient students to and focus students on the coming demands of the program and help students begin to develop a focused career plan. The remaining three seminars continue this work as well as helping students pull their program work together into their final project. The seminar series of courses also includes student attendance at a speaker series including members of the biomedical health care community and biomedical researchers.
The guided academic externship ensures that students put their education into the larger context of a biomedical field, gain valuable real-world experience, and improve their likelihood of admittance into a graduate health or research program. The value of such experiences for admission to graduate programs has increased dramatically in the last few years. Learn more by viewing our externship FAQs and examples.
Progressive Learning Experience
Progressive educational methods such as Problem and Team-Based Learning techniques encourage students to make the most of their intensive time at Regis and truly feel that they are part of a goal-oriented team, rather than just a number. Our small class size also ensures that students feel connected with their colleagues and professors and build relationships that extend beyond the coursework.
Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences.
Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.
|Total Degree Requirements (32 credit hours)
||Biomedical Sciences Seminar I (1 ch)
||Biomedical Sciences Seminar II (2 ch)
||Biomedical Sciences Seminar III (1 ch)
||Biomedical Sciences Seminar IV (1 ch)
||Biomedical Human Anatomy Laboratory
and Seminar I (2 ch)
||Biomedical Human Anatomy Laboratory
and Seminar II (2 ch)
||Biomedical Genetics (3 ch)
||Biomedical Biochemistry (3 ch)
||Biomedical Human Physiology (4 ch)
||Biomedical Physiology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Biomedical Microbiology (3 ch)
||Biomedical Microbiology and Immunology Laboratory (1 ch)
||Biomedical Epidemiology Seminar (1 ch)
||Biomedical Immunology (3 ch)
||Biomedical Ethics Seminar (2 ch)
||Biomedical Academic Externship (2 ch)
Program Expenses & Employment
The post-bac experience is an investment in your future. It is important to plan for this investment financially as well as academically. Students are encouraged to contact our Office of Financial Aid for more information about financial aid and financing options. You will need to fill out a FAFSA form to apply for financial aid. Adina Chavez is our graduate financial aid counselor. You may email her with financial aid related questions.
Tuition and Other Costs
Please check back soon for updated information about the 2015-16 tuition rates.
Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year includes all laboratory and university fees (tuition is $765 per semester hour and the program is a total of 32 semester hours), but does not include textbooks and a few smaller administrative and transportation costs that are related to your externship. We recommend that students plan for another $1000-1500 to cover these costs. In addition you will need to think about your cost of living expenses and health insurance, which is also required during your enrollment in the program. Students must have proof of acceptable health insurance or enroll in the University sponsored health insurance plan. The cost for the 2014-2015 year for the University Insurance is $2,204 for coverage from August 22, 2014 – August 21, 2015).
Students are encouraged to budget in advance for their cost of living for the academic year. Graduate student housing is not available on the campus itself, but there are many options in the surrounding area. Denver is a large metro area and therefore costs can vary quite a bit from relatively reasonable shared accommodations to luxurious individual housing. Parking on campus is free and students can expect to easily find parking within a ten minute walk to their classes and other activities. Meal plans can be purchased through the university’s food services and there are basic kitchen facilities (fridge, microwave, sink) available for the storage and heating of brown bag meals.
The MS in Biomedical Sciences is an intensive full-time academic commitment. It is possible to work part-time while completing the program; however, we recommend working no more than about 15 hours per week and work hours must be scheduled around coursework activities. The best employment is extremely flexible, related to your goals and allows you to meet the demands of the academic program.
Information sessions are an excellent way to meet program faculty, students and staff and to learn more about the MS in biomedical sciences postbac program. They are held on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Biology Department suite, Pomponio Science Hall, Room 215. RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org are encouraged but not required.
- November 8, 2014
- January 24, 2015
- March 14, 2015
Campus visits and/or transcript evaluations may be scheduled by contacting the Regis University Office of Admission. Please email Biomedms@regis.edu.
Biological Sciences Seminar Series
Our seminar series speakers range widely and highlight a variety of research topics. If you are interested in attending the Biological Sciences Monday Evening Seminar Series as a prospective student, please request a schedule by email at Biomedms@regis.edu.
How to Apply
Take the next step in receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting our admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists and what to do after you've been accepted.
Visit the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Admissions Page
Please note the 2014 application cycle is currently closed. The 2015 application cycle will open in January.
Application Timeline – We practice rolling admissions, so apply early for the best advantage! Please see our FAQ for more information.
- January 15th - Application Cycle Opens
- May 1st - Best Chances Deadline - beat the crowd
- May 31st – First Class List Deadline - avoid the waiting list
- July 15th – Last Chance Deadline - application cycle closes
The program begins once a year in the third week of August.