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If you are not yet a UW-Milwaukee student, you must first apply to the University. Either complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Application or download a paper application, fill it out, then return it to:

UW-Milwaukee Admissions Office
P.O. Box 2174
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2174
Program application may be made online at or by contacting the Graduate School at (414) 229-4982.

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) 229-6362 •

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 College of Health Sciences MS in Biomedical Sciences 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. And 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.

Graduate degrees offered in the health sciences are nationally competitive, positioning graduates to become leaders in their chosen fields. As a student in the MS in 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.

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Mission of the Department of Biomedical Sciences

To be a national leader in the generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge that advances the science and practice of our integrated health related disciplines.

Vision of the Department of Biomedical Sciences

We envision the Department of Biomedical Sciences as providing:

Teaching Excellence

Our faculty and staff will educate students in order to produce professional practitioners, educators, and researchers who are uniquely prepared for the dynamic environment of health and are recognized by employers as being of the highest quality. To this end our academic programs will be flexible, current and responsive to the changes in the health environment and the needs of the community and our students.

Research Excellence

Our faculty and staff will produce recognized research that influences the science, practice, policy, and administration of health services. In order to be nationally recognized as a leader in the generation of knowledge, we will recruit, develop, and maintain high quality researchers/faculty.

Commitment to Service

Our faculty and staff will commit to providing service that enhances the missions of our Department, College, University, and the health professions. Our sphere of influence will impact local, state, and global communities.

Values of the Department of Biomedical Sciences

The Department is committed to achieving its mission and vision by:

  • Respecting and valuing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
  • Valuing an interdisciplinary focus of its programs that reflect the nature of the health environment.
  • Valuing the mutual enrichment of the University and community through the transformation of knowledge & experience.
  • Supporting the integration of principles of health promotion and disease prevention in all areas of study.

Areas of Study

Areas of Study

The MS in Biomedical Sciences Graduate 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.