How to Apply

To apply to the MS Biomedical Sciences Program you must apply to the UWM Graduate School.

Pay for School

Tuition rates

For detailed and up-to-date tuition rates, visit the UWM Bursar Office website.

The Biomedical Sciences Program is looking for dynamic graduate students to support our Master’s Degree Program. We have a limited number of teaching assistantships as well as graduate scholarships. These part-time teaching assistantship positions provide full tuition, a modest stipend and an excellent experience working closely with leaders in laboratory-based research, teaching and service.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistants support delivery of undergraduate curriculum at UWM. Appointments begin in mid/late-August and are for one academic year (9 months), renewable and dependent on funding. These part-time graduate assistantship positions provide a modest stipend and an excellent experience working closely with faculty.

Learn more about teaching assistantships at UWM.

Research or Project Assistantships

Research assistantships (RA) or project assistantships (PA) may be available pending individual faculty funding cycles. Only students admitted to Health Sciences Graduate Programs will be considered for a RA or PA appointment.

Please contact the faculty member you are interested in working with to learn more information about available RA or PA positions.

Learn more about research assistantships at UWM.

Other Financial Support

Contact Us

Dean T. Nardelli, PhD
Graduate Program Coordinator
(414) 229-2645 •

Are you interested in a career where you can contribute to better health and quality of life for people? A Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Sciences might be just right for you. Biomedical research is an important part of health care today, and needs skilled scientists in a wide variety of settings, including academia, government, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology-dependent industry. We need specialists who will work in such diverse areas as cancer research, clinical diagnosis, infectious disease and teaching.

The MS Biomedical Sciences Program provides an advanced level of training for biomedical scientists. The major emphasis of our program is on developing an understanding of the mechanism of human disease and providing broad-based training in biomedical laboratory research. You can choose from graduate–level courses in varied areas of concentration in the study of human health, medicine and disease. You’ll cap off your degree with a research-based thesis, enhancing your problem-solving abilities and enabling you to function effectively in the biomedical research laboratory. As a student in the MS Biomedical Sciences Program, you will have access to dedicated faculty and leading-edge research opportunities designed to help you succeed.

Why choose us?

  • UWM’s College of Health Sciences is widely known for its excellent teaching and student learning environment, innovative research programs, community engagement and service to various health care professions.
  • You’ll gain a strong science background, professional management skills and technical expertise, all of which you can put to practice in our laboratory facilities.
  • You will work with distinguished faculty, all of whom hold their PhDs, come from diverse backgrounds, actively engage in research and perform active service activities.

Areas of Study

Areas of Study

The MS Biomedical Sciences Program offers an array of emphases and academic concentrations. As a student in this program, you will gain experience with diverse topics of interest, including but not limited to, the following areas of concentration:

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Photobiomodulation
  • Cancer

For more details visit the UWM Graduate School description of the program.



The Department of Biomedical Sciences welcomes students from other academic areas at UW-Milwaukee, as well as students transferring to UWM from other institutions.

Students wishing to apply to the UWM Graduate School for graduate studies in biomedical sciences, must first meet the admission requirements of the UWM Graduate School.

In addition to UWM Graduate School requirements, those applying into the MS in Biomedical Sciences Program must be prepared to meet the following departmental requirements:

  • Completion of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences requirements include a thesis based on research, which enhances a student’s problem-solving abilities and enables him or her to function more effectively in the clinical laboratory and the biomedical field.
  • In addition, students applying to the UWM Graduate School for graduate work inside the College of Health Sciences must first meet the undergraduate requirements for the appropriate focus of study. Curriculum and requirements can be found at UWM Graduate School Bulletin in Biomedical Sciences.

Review of applications will begin the second week of November.



For information regarding the graduate curriculum and for course descriptions, see UWM’s Graduate School website.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff