Develop and expand your expertise in the clinical sciences.

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

Please refer to the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog for the latest information about courses, retention, degree and thesis requirements.

Learn more about admissions requirements

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.

Bachelor's to Master's Programs

UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.0 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

Meet Our Students

Haylee Dussault shows of some fresh herbs and veggies in a small garden
Haylee Dussault '16, '18
Nutritional Science, Public Health

Haylee Dussault was a part of the first class of students in the Master of Public Heath Dietetics program. Shortly after graduation, she passed the registered dietitian exam and landed her dream job.

I’ve been given the opportunity not just to make valuable connections in the dietetics industry, but to also focus on making a real impact on school food service.
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Bryanna Ippolito sitting on a bench outside working on her laptop
Bryanna Ippolito '20
Nutritional Science

After working with Alzheimer’s patients while in high school, Bryanna Ippolito is pursuing her bachelor's in nutritional science and developed a program for students who someday may be working with Alzheimer’s patients to understand what it’s like to live with the disease.

I fell in love with UMass Lowell when I toured here. It's close to my home in Billerica, and South Campus was the homelike feeling that I wanted to find in a school.
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UMass Lowell alumni Michelle Palladino pictured in a school cafeteria with a table full of healthy snacks and information on leading a healthy lifestyle
Michelle Palladino '11, '17
Nutritional Sciences & Public Health

Once Michelle Palladino started taking courses in nutrition as an undergraduate, she knew right away that she wanted a career in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

I love that nutrition is ever-changing and offers so many career options for dietitians.
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Katherine L. Tucker
Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

Prof. Katherine L. Tucker has turned her early roots in food and nutrition into a research career. At UMass Lowell, she leads the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, tackling the problems of nutrition in our society head on.

I encourage students interested in both chemistry and healthy food to consider nutritional sciences as a career.
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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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