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

  • Optional pre-health track to prepare for professional school
  • 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 teamwork—students learn to:

  • Communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals
  • Contribute productively to 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 translational research concentration helped me grow as a student and researcher. I enhanced my research skills which allowed me to apply to various research jobs in industry and academia. I also believe that the courses that we take during this program have enhanced my academic abilities and have prepared me for medical school."
Prema Vyas
MS Student, Translational Thesis
2019