Biomedical Sciences at South Carolina

Biomedical science is a multidisciplinary field of study encompassing biological and chemical disciplines focused on medical issues including enhanced understanding, detection and treatment of human disease. These graduate-level programs are coordinated by our School of Medicine.

Graduate Degrees

The School of Medicine offers the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Students in this program have the opportunity to work with over 40 faculty members in areas including cancer, inflammation, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, alternative medicine and others. The one-year Certificate of Graduate Studies in Biomedical Studies is designed for individuals seeking to enhance further their background in the basic health sciences prior to entry into professional schools. This program is not intended to provide undergraduate-level training in pre-medical course work needed to get admission into medical or professional schools. Instead, the program is designed to make post baccalaureate students more competitive for admission through extensive graduate-level course work in the biomedical sciences. 

The School of Medicine Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences offers qualified students the opportunity to choose a faculty mentor from a variety of departments across the university through the integrated biomedical sciences program or to choose a faculty mentor in the School of Medicine. The application process and contacts are the same for both Ph.D. options.

Through special arrangement, the university offers dual degree programs in certain areas to permit a student to work on two degrees concurrently by combining credits, resulting in the student taking fewer courses than the total required if each degree were pursued independently. The School of Medicine offers a dual degree program that culminates in a Ph.D. in Biomedical Studies and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.).

M  M.S. in Biomedical Science

Graduate Director: Edie Goldsmith, 803-216-3809, Edie.Goldsmith@uscmed.sc.edu
Program Contact: Danielle Sample (803) 216-3358danielle.sample@uscmed.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

D  Ph.D. in Biomedical Science

Graduate Director: Edie Goldsmith, 803-216-3809, Edie.Goldsmith@uscmed.sc.edu
Program Contact: Danielle Sample (803) 216-3358danielle.sample@uscmed.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

DD  Dual Degree: Biomedical Studies and Medicine (Ph.D. / M.D.)

This program, offered by the School of Medicine, culminates in a Ph.D in Biomedical Studies and a Doctor of Medicine.

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School.

C  Certificate in Biomedical Studies

Graduate Director: Chandrashekhar Patel,  chandrashekhar.patel@uscmed.sc.edu
Program Contact: Danielle Sample (803) 216-3358danielle.sample@uscmed.sc.edu

Application information for this degree is available through our Graduate School. 

Explore Our Graduate School 

The Graduate School administers the application process for all of the university's doctoral, master’s, certificate and dual degree programs. Take a look at what you will need to do before you apply.