Biomedical Sciences

Philadelphia and Georgia Campuses

MS in Biomedical Sciences

If your passion is the life sciences, particularly its practical application in health care or in research, a graduate degree in biomedical sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue various scientific careers and professional degrees.

Students receive rigorous training within a learning environment that emphasizes medical, biotechnological, research and clinical applications. This training is delivered by faculty who are experts in their fields. Additionally, as a medical school and healthcare provider, PCOM offers a collaborative learning framework with exposure to multiple medical-related disciplines.



Career Options

Our graduates have pursued various career paths including:

  • Advanced professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry and pharmacy.
  • Research and technology careers focused on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical technology and research and development.
  • Allied health careers including nursing, medical technician and physician assistant.
  • Civil service, education and policy roles as administrators, investigators, scientific writers, educators and public health experts.

Interested in applying to PCOM's DO program from a PCOM biomedical sciences program? Please review DO program admissions information for biomedical sciences candidates.

Program Highlights

The success of PCOM’s biomedical sciences program is defined by the success of its students. The program focuses on the development of a solid knowledge base with an emphasis on developing strong academic and professional skills. Highlights of our program include:

  • A foundation in biomedical sciences which offers a wide career path and many choices for employment.
  • Access to faculty, advisement and networking across a variety of medical-related programs.
  • Course offerings and research resources from both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses in the degree candidacy (concentration) year.
  • Exposure to a wide range of expertise and experience through the exceptional scientists who comprise PCOM’s faculty.

Test Preparation Services

Students enrolled in the PCOM Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program have access to optional test preparation services designed to improve performance on a number of entrance examinations required by graduate and professional schools. These test preparation services are made available through an Educational Services Agreement between PCOM and Kaplan Test Preparation, a division of Kaplan, Inc. Biomedical science students may enroll through the College in standard Kaplan live on-line courses to prepare for the MCAT, GRE, DAT, PCAT and/or OAT. The sessions vary in length and format, and all include online instruction and access to practice items and practice tests. Through the agreement, students are able to register for preparation sessions starting on a variety of dates throughout the year at a reduced tuition rate. Kaplan Test Preparation is solely responsible for the content and policies related to these services, and PCOM makes no representation as to effectiveness and assumes no responsibility for the operation or results of enrollment in Kaplan test preparation services


Students pursuing a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences complete foundation year coursework and then progress to one of several second-year degree concentrations.