12 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
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The application of advanced technologies is of central importance to biomedical sciences. Biomedical Research Technologies cores at Boston University have developed over the years as centralized facilities that have specialized expertise in various technologies to help advance biomedical research.


Key facts

Biological and medical sciences have made great strides owing also to the development and application of such technical expertise, whether through proficiency in viewing cells in motion (imaging core), analyzing genes and gene expression (genomics core), or protein profiling (proteomics core), to name a few. These developments—and their reliance on technology—have created a demand for individuals with the skills and ability to understand, apply, and potentially be part of developing new biological technologies toward investigation of biological problems.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Research Technologies at Boston University will prepare future experts with a solid grasp of principles underlying a research core’s operation and its relevance to an array of biomedical problems, as well as with the technical skills to implement these technologies. A broad knowledge acquired through courses, such as Biology of Disease, Biochemistry, etc., will aid in interdisciplinary implementation of learned technologies. Graduates will be able to apply ongoing and new emerging technologies to biomedical research in highly competitive research settings, whether in the pharmaceutical industry or academia. Graduates will also be able to apply to a PA, PhD or MD, or MD/PhD program.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the MS in Biomedical Research Technologies will be required to complete a minimum of 32 graduate credit hours that include completion of either a Capstone Project (assigned a letter grade) or a library-based thesis (graded as Pass/Fail). The program is designed to allow graduation within a year of study. Core courses will include theory as well as practicum in research cores relevant to biomedical sciences, such as flow cytometry, imaging, metabolic function, or proteomics, in addition to electives offered in areas related to the Science behind the Technology, Business Management, and Clinical/Translational Research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biochemistry/Cell Biology
  • Core Technology Practicum
  • System Disease
  • Molecules to Molecular Therapeutics
  • Gene Targeting in Transgenic Mice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The MS in Biomedical Research Technologies reviews applications on a rolling basis.


32 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • A bachelor’s degree in biological or biomedical or biotechnology sciences, including a passing grade in Organic Chemistry and/or Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology (or an equivalent course required as background for the core curriculum)
  • Application Forms
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • MCAT Test
  • CASPer Test
  • Transcripts


  • International Student Data Form
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S.
  • Required financial documentation demonstrating your ability to pay for your expenses at Boston University

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
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