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Biomedical Sciences/Public Health, MBS/MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
This Biomedical Sciences/Public Health program from Rutgers University combines the educational and research strengths of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) with those of the School of Public Health (SPH) in a program that provides students with a strong knowledge of contemporary research methods and scientific foundations in both the biomedical sciences and public health.


The proposed Biomedical Sciences/Public Health program from 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.

Goals of the Program

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Care Systems and Policy
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Cellular Biology
  • Seminar in Biomedical Sciences
  • Research in Biomedical Sciences
  • Education and Behavioral Science in Public

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 30 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    57 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university is required. Applicants are encouraged to have completed college courses in biology, physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. Courses in calculus and physical chemistry are recommended for students with strong interests in the physiological and biochemical sciences. Master's students intending on subsequently applying to medical or dental programs should have already satisfied any specific academic requirements of those programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1083 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1083 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    838 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 838 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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Living costs for Camden

  • 832 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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