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Biomedical Sciences - Master's

Availability: Hattiesburg Options

Why Pursue Your MS in Biomedical Sciences?

Building Foundations. Launching Careers.

The MS in Biomedical Sciences is designed to enhance your educational foundations. With twenty faculty experts in biomedical sciences that are dedicated to supporting you, it can set you into a path for completing additional degrees, such as an MD, DO, DDS, DVM, or PhD. Ultimately, positioning you for career success in health-related professions and the pharmaceutical industry. This is a one-year, non-thesis based MS degree. 

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1Year to Completion
 30 Credit Hours
20Faculty Dedicated to Program

What Will I Learn?

As a graduate student in the program, you will gain a solid background in the fundamental basic medical sciences by studying anatomy, cell and molecular biology physiology, gross anatomy, microbiology, biochemistry, and biostatistics.

If you aspire to pursue a career in a broad range of health-related professions, including dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, pharmacy, optometry, and other fields, opportunities will also be made available to you, so you can learn about professional degree granting programs in Mississippi and surrounding areas.


Meet Jesslin Williams 

After high school, I wanted to continue my education at a school that was inclusive and where I felt like more than just a number. When I toured USM in 2014, it felt like a place where I could grow as an individual and much more. I completed my undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at USM in 2018. I decided to return to USM for my master’s degree because I knew that I would be supported during the program and well-equipped afterwards.

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School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences

118 College Dr. #5018
Hattiesburg, MS 39406


Biomedical Sciences 

Dr. Janet Donaldson

216 Liberal Arts Building (LAB) map

Hattiesburg Campus




Admissions Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Yan-Lin Guo

616 Johnson Science Tower (JST) map

Hattiesburg Campus

Admissions Graduate Coordinator




Meet Some of Your Faculty

Dr. Janet Donaldson

Janet Donaldson

I enjoy being the advisor and a professor for the program. It is so rewarding to see our students succeed in accomplishing their dreams! 

Dr. Dr. Janet Donaldson, Program Coordinator  | Professor of Microbiology

Dr. John Bailey

John Bailey

My contribution to the program is based on my education and training in anatomy, cell biology, and physiology. I have approximately thirty years of teaching experience and have taught these disciplines to undergraduates and graduate students, as well as veterinary and medical students.

Dr. John Bailey, Visiting Assistant Reaching Professor


  • Pharmacologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Molecular Geneticist
  • Exercise Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Clinical Immunologist
  • Optometrist
  • Veterinarian/lab animal care
  • Analytic Chemist