Are you interested in a career where you can contribute to better health and quality of life for people? The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) MS Biomedical Sciences Program might be just right for you. Biomedical research is an important part of health care and needs skilled scientists in a wide variety of settings, including academia, government, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology-dependent industry, who will work in diverse areas such 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.

Why choose us?

  • You will have access to dedicated faculty and leading-edge research opportunities designed to help you succeed.
  • 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.


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 be additional course fees (in addition to regular tuition) 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 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.

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 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 Academic Catalog .



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.



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

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff