Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

Biomedical Sciences (Research)


1834 Wake Forest Road

Reynolda Hall

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This program offers a Master of Science and is ideal for students seeking to improve their academic foundation in the biomedical sciences, and augment their credentials for admission into Ph.D. programs in the sciences or entrance to the workforce. All students in this degree program should select a preferred research area, regardless of their degree path, so that they can be paired with an advisor.

Areas of study include:

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Cancer biology
  • Integrative physiology and pharmacology
  • Microbiology and immunology
  • Molecular genetics and genomics
  • Molecular medicine and translational sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Regenerative medicine

Courses are designed to improve critical thinking skills, study skills, and enhance the student’s preparation for professional school application. Students in this program usually graduate within 12-24 months.

Four Degree Path Options:

  • Thesis: 24 hours of coursework, 6 hours of research, original research project of publishable quality with written thesis and oral exam.
  • Internship: minimum of 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of research internship totaling 30 credit hours, written summary of internship experience.
  • Project: minimum of 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of research totaling 30 credit hours, written review of research topic or capstone project.
  • Coursework-Only: 36 hours of coursework.


Wake Forest University is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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