Biomedical research is an important part of health care and needs skilled scientists who will work in diverse areas such as cancer research, clinical diagnosis, infectious disease, and teaching. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) MS Biomedical Sciences Program provides an advanced level of training for biomedical scientists, with emphasis 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. In our Thesis Track, you will perform research that will enhance your problem-solving abilities and enable you to function effectively in the biomedical research laboratory.

Why choose us?

  • You will have access to faculty who are dedicated to help you succeed.
  • You may apply for entry into our research-based Thesis Track or our coursework-based Non-Thesis Track to best fit your career goals.
  • You will work with distinguished faculty, all of whom hold their PhDs, come from diverse research backgrounds, actively engage in research and perform active service activities.


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



For the most up-to-date information, visit the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website . Be sure you are viewing the Graduate Fee Schedule for the appropriate semester.

UWM offers the following Tuition Reduction Programs for out-of-state residents:

Mandatory/Segregated Fees

These funds are earmarked for the support of certain student services. See the Mandatory/Segregated Fees document for the appropriate semester on the UWM Enrollment & Financial Services website .

Additional Course Fees

There may also be additional course fees that could include differential tuition, distance education fees, or special course fees. To see if your courses have additional fees, go to web.uwm.edu/registrar/tools/fee .


Teaching Assistantships

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

UWM Fellowships & Awards

UWM & CHS Scholarships

Complete the FAFSA then go to the UWM Panther Scholarship Portal . Sign in using your PAWS credentials and complete the General Application and the CHS application. You may save your work and return to the portal at a later time. Additional information can be found at uwm.edu/scholarships .

State & National Scholarships/Awards

UWM Emergency Grant

The UWM Emergency Grant is funded by several private contributions and is available to students when they have unforeseen circumstances that may negatively influence their academic success. You can be awarded up to $1,000 for non-academic expenses (e.g., car repairs, medical bills, rent, utilities, child care, food, etc.). Learn more at uwm.edu/emergencygrant .

Other Financial Support



Areas of Study

Areas of Study

The MS Biomedical Sciences Program offers a diverse array of classes and research opportunities. As a student in this program, you will gain experience with diverse topics of interest, including but not limited to:

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

For more details visit the UWM Academic Catalog .



You must first meet the admission requirements of the UWM Graduate School . In addition to UWM Graduate School requirements, you must be prepared to meet the following departmental requirements:

  1. GRE General Test scores
  2. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your potential for success in the program
  3. Identification of, in your personal statement, the Track you intend to pursue
  4. Completion of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences requirements include, in our Thesis Track, a research-based thesis which enhances your problem-solving abilities and enables you to function more effectively in the biomedical field, or, in our Non-Thesis Track, a Capstone Project that will allow for an in-depth analysis of a current topic in the field.



For information regarding the graduate curriculum and for course descriptions, visit the UWM Academic Catalog .

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff