Program Description

Get your M.S. in Neuroscience, Systems Biology, and Bioengineering.  The core curriculum provides a broad background in molecular biology, immunology, and medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Advanced courses allow each student to fully develop an area of interest.  Research strengths of the program include: cellular and systems neurosciences, bioinformatics, molecular biology, computational modeling, biostatistics and data analytics, radiation physics, functional/structural imaging, in vivo and in vitro physiology, and biomedical engineering.

The thesis or research option for the Master of Science degree provides training for individuals who will become technicians involved in biomedical research in universities or in the biotechnology industry, and for medical technologists seeking specialized research training. The nonthesis Master of Science degree option provides content appropriate for  secondary school teachers seeking advanced training in areas such as neuroscience, systems biology, bioinformatics, medical imaging; and for students seeking admission to a professional school, such as medicine or dentistry

By the end of this program, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Articulate fundamental concepts in the biomedical sciences;
  2. Integrate aspects of neuroscience, systems biology, or bioengineering;
  3. Interpret the literature within neuroscience, systems biology, or bioengineering;
  4. Demonstrate the principles of scientific and professional ethics;
  5. Make original contributions to the body of biomedical knowledge

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Program Length

Two (2) years; based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted

Possible Careers

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2022 Aug 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2022 May 1, 2022
Autumn of 2023 Aug 1, 2022 Jan 1, 2023 May 1, 2023
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.