Multidisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, M.Sc. | The University of Alabama at Birmingham | Birmingham, United States
12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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You have an interest in biomedical health sciences, but you want to leave your options open for your future. With this Multidisciplinary Biomedical Sciences degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, you will have an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills that can help you launch a career in research science, scientific policy, science communication, education, or biomedical sales.


What to expect from studying this Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science program

You have plenty of choices in the Multidisciplinary Biomedical Sciences program. Choose the thesis or non-thesis options, which require different amounts of laboratory and research training. Take elective courses to explore different biomedical science disciplines. Add a concentration designation to your transcript. You can even enroll in professional development courses in teaching, writing, scientific communication, and other topics. No matter what you choose, you can benefit from a core curriculum that includes courses in Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, General Human Physiology, Critical Thinking and Scientific Integrity, and Biostatistics.


  • John J. Shacka, PhD, director of the MS in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, mentors each student individually and helps them set short- and long-term goals for their career.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • General Human Physiology
  • Foundations of Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Systems Pharmacology
  • Toxicology and Drug Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants should apply at least six months in advance of deadlines to ensure processing of all Visa paperwork.


30 SCH


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General requirements

To be considered for direct-admittance to MBS, a minimum 3.0 GPA is required in any or all of the following categories of calculation:

  • pre-requisite courses (Introductory Biology and labs; Organic Chemistry and labs)
  • all "BCPM" (biology, chemistry, physics, math) courses
  • overall (all courses)
  • In addition to Introductory Biology and Organic Chemistry, a background in the following courses is helpful for success in our program but is not required for admission: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      35610 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • National

      33270 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • In-State

      14040 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

    Living costs for Birmingham

    1019 - 1648 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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