Goals of the Program
The proposed Biomedical Sciences and Public Health program of Rutgers University accomplishes several desirable goals for students interested in careers in biomedical science, clinical medicine and dentistry or public health. Many students who follow a program in basic biomedical science find themselves drawn to a career in the pharmaceutical, academic or public policy areas that involve public health issues. Similarly, some students who gain a degree in public health discover that they have inadequate preparation in the basic biomedical sciences. This dual degree program allows students to gain expertise in the fields of biomedical science and public health and thus produces graduates able to solve problems common to both fields and communicate effectively with the respective professional workforces.
Examples of the potential value of this program include public health workers who understand the molecular biology of a pathogen who will be in a better position to analyze effective measures to help control the pathogen. Likewise, basic research scientists, working in an academic, pharmaceutical or biotech environment who understand the epidemiology of a pathogen will be in a better position to design experiments to critically assess ways of immobilizing or destroying the pathogen.
Public health officials trained in this program will be academically grounded in biomedical science and will be better prepared to address the complex problems facing the public health workforce in New Jersey and in the nation. The program also benefits students interested in clinical careers by simultaneously preparing them for professional school while broadening their knowledge in public health, with the desired outcome of producing clinicians who are well trained in public health. It also allows students unsure of their career goals to explore their strengths and interests in basic science research and public health as they plan their professional paths.
- Health Care Systems and Policy
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Environmental Health
- Biomedical Sciences
- Cellular Biology
- 30 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Public Health Natural Sciences View 404 other Masters in Natural Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Admission into the dual Master of Biomedical Sciences/Master of Public Health program requires a strong score on the Verbal and Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and a superior undergraduate academic record of achievement. GSBS also requires that applicants have a basic background in biology and chemistry
International30888 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 30 months.
National30888 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 30 months.
In-State18168 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9084 USD per semester during 30 months.
Living costs for Newark
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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