Master of Biomedical Science (MBS)

The Program

Our interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the diverse needs of talented individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences or a health related profession, especially medicine. The comprehensive curriculum is tailored to students who have a solid undergraduate record but require additional coursework and guidance to achieve their goals.  In addition to coursework, the Master of Biomedical Science requires the completion of a mentored Capstone project.  Students may enter the program on either a full- or part-time basis.  As designed, the program will take as little as one year to complete.  Part-time students will have up to 4 years to complete all requirements.

Students are required to take a number of courses focusing on the basics of medical sciences, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology & Immunology and Medical Biochemistry.  In addition, we plan to offer courses that take advantage of the strengths of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School such as Effects of Environment on Health and a Patient-Centered Medicine Seminar to round out the educational experience.  A distinctive feature of this program is the opportunity for personal interaction with RWJ Medical School faculty. To complete the MBS degree, students are paired with faculty mentors to conduct their individual Capstone projects. Students may choose their mentors from any department in RWJ Medical School, thus, taking advantage of the wide range of clinical activities.  Other hallmarks of the program are: (1) clinical shadowing opportunities at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, (2) access to MCAT preparation assistance through our Cognitive Skills program, and (3) Medical School pre-admission counseling services.

Directors of program:
Debabrata Banerjee, PhD
Smita Thakker-Varia, PhD


Fall 2019 Entering Student Orientation Agenda


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Important Links for current MBS Students

Student E-mail portal
AMP Portal
MBS google calendar

2018 Entering Student Orientation Presentation Click Here


The Rutgers School of Graduate Studies is happy to announce a new online graduate embryology course, MSBS 5075S, available for the Spring 2019 semester. The course is open to all graduate students in the US. Non-Rutgers students can enroll as a non-matriculated student and the course is completely online. Please see the attached flyer for more information or contact Johanna Sierra at to register.


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