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
"The MS program really allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself in a positive way. In undergrad, I was repeatedly told that I was not cut out for research because of my clumsiness and lack of experience in a lab. During the MS translational research program, I had the opportunity to grow and get experience in something that no one else gave me a chance in. It opened doors for me in terms of networking with the scientific community, having more confidence in my own abilities in science, and most importantly, allowing myself to be valuable in multiple fields within the biotech industry and in the medical field. All of what I've gained in the MS program not only adds to my future goals of receiving my PhD degree, but are also extremely valuable and relevant to my future goals in medicine."
Jonalyn Herce
MS Student, Translational Thesis
2019