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Whether you’re looking for an on-campus or remote experience, our 10-month MS in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) program will prepare you to continue your graduate-level education in a variety of healthcare professions, including medicine, podiatric medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, and more. For many of our graduates, this degree is the foundation upon which they pursue the next level of their health profession education. In 2021, 74% of BMS graduates were accepted to medical schools or other health professions programs.


New for the 2022–23 Academic Year: Remote BMS Option

We understand that pursuing graduate education is a big commitment, and that you might be looking for more flexibility. Starting in August 2022, we’re offering BMS students the choice to complete the program either on campus or remotely from the comfort of your home. The program content and quality is consistent across modes so you can choose which experience works best for you. 

  • Remote BMS students will receive the same coursework, academic support and advising as those attending on-campus, without the need to relocate for in-person learning
  • For those who prefer in-person learning, our vibrant campus offers a wide range of activities for a variety of interests — work out in our 24-hour fitness center, get involved in student leadership or join one of RFU’s 80+ student organizations. These are all great ways to meet students enrolled in other RFU programs, make a positive impact on your community, and demonstrate your proficiency in these areas on your application to medical school or other health professions programs.

Whether you choose the on-campus or remote option, you’ll receive a $10,000 scholarship toward your master’s degree in biomedical sciences.

Program Overview

BMS students learn medical-school level content in courses such as biochemistry, physiology and foundations of clinical medicine, taught by Chicago Medical School faculty who understand the challenges and demands of preparing for careers in medicine and other health professions. In addition to your MS in biomedical sciences, you’ll also earn a graduate certificate in either health administration or population health strategies, for enhanced expertise as a practicing clinician.

Provided you are actively enrolled in BMS coursework, you'll be granted an interview in another RFU clinical program of your choice, including those in Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, College of Pharmacy, or Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, provided you meet the admission requirements and complete the application process for your chosen RFU program.