M.Sc. On Campus

Biomedical Science

University of South Carolina

24 months
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At the Biomedical Science MSc program offered at University of South Carolina, you'll work closely with a mentor who will help you expand your research skills, get published in scientific journals and present at conferences.


Choose Your Track

The Biomedical Science MSc program offered at University of South Carolina is designed with the student in mind, allowing you to find the path which will help you achieve your ultimate career goal.

We offer three tracks:

  • Thesis

The research-based thesis track is perfect for the student who isn’t sure if they want to pursue a doctoral degree, but knows that their career goals will require more than a bachelor’s. This track offers students the option to work with a research mentor to complete either a lab-based or a library-based thesis.

  • Non-Thesis

When you choose the non-thesis track, you'll be able to focus on the academic aspect of the program as opposed to the research aspect. You won't be required to work in a lab environment in this track, making it a perfect option for someone interested in going on to a non-research career. 

  • Applied Biotechnology

If you want to get a more in-depth experience with equipment and technologies, this track is for you. Instead of focusing on a single type of research that may only use a few types of equipment, you'll have the option to broaden your horizons. You'll have access to the types of equipment found in the medical school and in colleges and schools on the larger USC campus, which will give you a breadth of experience you might not be able to get elsewhere. Students interested in this track generally go on to work in industry, education or government labs. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Students become broadly knowledgeable of their area of research as well as neighboring areas within their field of study.
  • All students will possess the experimental design and problem solving skills needed for conducting independent research.
  • All students will possess the critical thinking skills to design independent research and to assess their own work and the work of others.
  • All students will possess the communication skills necessary to present their research orally and as publications.
  • All students are encouraged to participate in the Graduate Association of Biological Sciences (GABS). All students are eligible to serve on Departmental Committees including serving as student representatives for Faculty Meetings, Faculty hiring committees, Graduate Studies.
  • Production of Masters students ready to pursue advanced studies or productive careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 
  • Biological Chemistry 
  • Biomedical Biochemistry 
  • Biomedical Science Interdisciplinary Laboratory 
  • Ethics in Biomedical Research
  • Medical Cell Biology
  • Human Cell and Molecular Biology for Biomedical Sciences 
  • Advanced Cell Biology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE or MCAT Test Scores (optional for admissions through Fall 2023)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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