What sets the Master of Science in Applied Life Sciences program apart from other master’s programs?

  • Life science industry focus
  • Applied translational course work
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Applied translational research
  • Clinical research
  • Real life company-sponsored team projects

Learning Outcomes and Skills

Science and research skills—students learn to:

  • Perform hypothesis-driven research
  • Evaluate research design and methodology, and analyze and report data results
  • Assess the literature, identify knowledge gaps, and convey findings to the scientific community
  • Translate scientific discoveries into products that benefit society

Communication and team work—students learn to:

  • Communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals
  • Contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team tackling complex problems

Ethics—students learn to:

  • Adhere to ethical principles in research, development, and business issues inherent in the bioscience industries
"Being a part of translational research has allowed me to grow tremendously as a scientist. Having the ability to work in a lab and conduct experiments has given me capabilities that I might not have gained elsewhere. Not only have the lab experiences been amazing, but the mentorship you are able to get during this program is unbelievable and one of the best parts about the MS program."
Elizabeth Celaya
MS Student, Translational Thesis
2019