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Overview

The Applied Biomedical Sciences Master's Degree Program at UMass Lowell is intended for experienced professionals or new graduates with a background in clinical sciences/medical laboratory science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology or related areas.

This program provides individuals with the level of graduate education to develop those skills required to upgrade the quality of their job performance and enhance their opportunities for advancement in their professions. Students will develop skills and knowledge required for the advanced degree, including critical and independent thinking, research design, normal and pathophysiology, analytical method evaluation and scientific literature assessment. Students will also develop competencies in administration and management.

The program serves local and regional scientists and is the only public program of its kind in New England (New England residents may qualify for reduced tuition). Faculty are experienced in the field and several are certified in specialized areas of the clinical sciences.

Completion of this graduate program does not qualify students to sit for the national certification examination in Medical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.

For detailed graduate program information, please contact: Suzanne Moore, D.V.M at 978-934-6264 or Suzanne_Moore@uml.edu

Admission & Degree Requirements

Admission Requirements

For complete Admission Requirements, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Application Process

For a list of application materials and guidelines, please visit the Health Sciences Admissions Requirements.

Curriculum

The Master of Science degree program in Applied Biomedical Sciences requires the successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level courses. These include 23 credit hours of core courses and 7 approved elective credits.

For complete program details and course descriptions, visit the Academic Catalog.

Bachelor's to Master's Programs

UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.000 GPA or better have the opportunity to save time and money by earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in a little as five years. Students can continue from bachelor’s to master’s level studies within their own department. Or students can apply to a program in a different department to create a set of skills to meet emerging needs in the workplace and their own academic interests.

Learn more about the Bachelor's-to-Master's Programs.

Career Opportunities

Alumni hold diverse positions including clinical laboratory supervisors, health care administrators, biomedical and biotechnical research scientists, clinical trial coordinators, pharmaceutical and forensic scientists as well as positions in the growing biomedical device industry. Some graduates also hold administrative positions in these fields.

Graduates of the program are very competitive and demonstrate continuous employment in a wide variety of technologically based professions in clinical, medical, scientific and industrial areas. Program graduates gain greater mobility and expand personal career opportunities. Many choose to assume leadership roles in their fields. The degree also creates a foundation for more advanced doctoral training.

Meet Our Students

Jessica Ross
Jessica Ross '22
Applied Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Science Option

Jessica Ross landed a job after graduation as a research associate in the gene therapy analytical development department at Sarepta Therapeutics.

All of my professors loved their jobs and were passionate about teaching, and it showed in the classroom and in their labs.
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Lindsay Roberts works at a Stop the Spread event
Lindsey Roberts ’14 ’19
Applied Biomedical Sciences

Lindsey Roberts worked her way through the clinical laboratory science program and a master’s degree, too. Now she’s the laboratory supervisor at Lowell Community Health Center.

I’m the middle person between the lab and the rest of the world.
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UMass Lowell student Edward Judge sits at a desk.
EJ Judge ’19, ’21
Applied Biomedical Sciences, Master of Public Health

EJ Judge received his Master of Public Health degree during the pandemic, which provided real-world opportunities to learn what epidemiology is all about.

I wanted to get into a field where I could help people. I was supported by professors who quickly became mentors.
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Katie McGourty works in a lab
Katie McGourty '18, '19
Applied Biomedical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Katie McGourty took advantage of UML's Bachelor’s-to-Master’s program and completed her master’s in one year. She landed a job with Pfizer Inc. in the inflammation and immunology department before she graduated.

I decided to do the accelerated B.S.-M.S. program in pharmaceutical sciences because it was a cost-effective way to get my master’s in a growing field.
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Thavaleak Prum works with lab equipment in an Applied Biomedical Sciences laboratory at UMass Lowell.
Thavaleak Prum ’14, ’24
Applied Biomedical Sciences

Thavaleak Prum came to UML to pursue her dream of transforming people’s lives through research.

The courses challenge me, but the support from my professors and the hands-on laboratory experience was like a key unlocking the very in-depth knowledge taught in the classroom.
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