What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Minimum of 30 credit hours, 16 months

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Full-time attendance is suggested. Part-time attendance is possible.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall Early Applicant Deadline: January 15
  • Fall Final Deadline: April 1
  • Spring/Summer: Does not admit

Biomedical Science and Enterprise, M.I.S.

The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (M.I.S.) in Biomedical Science and Enterprise program equips students to enter the biomedical science workforce through its unique interdisciplinary coursework in science, law and business, accompanied by interactive projects, internships and hands-on research experience. In partnership with the nationally ranked J. Mack Robinson College of Business and the College of Law, this innovative program teaches students how to bring biomedical advances to the marketplace, empowering them to make important contributions that could improve human health and save lives.

Students gain a competitive edge by developing the skills sought by employers, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration across disciplines. They are also prepared to work in a number of areas, including biotechnology, pharmaceutics, entrepreneurship, consulting, education, outreach, government and other fields.

Program Details

For application instructions, application tips and frequently asked questions, visit the M.I.S. How to Apply webpage.

The following materials are required for admission to the M.I.S. in Biomedical Science and Enterprise program.

  • Online Graduate Application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts from each college and/or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • English Proficiency scores, if applicable

The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (M.I.S.) in Biomedical Science and Enterprise program requires the completion of at least 30 credit hours of study at the master’s level beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Students will have the opportunity to choose whether to complete a professional track or a research track. Based on the track selected, students will have custom elective and capstone requirements. Students on the professional track will complete elective courses focused on the business and legal aspects of biomedical sciences, an internship and an experiential capstone course. Students on the research track will complete technical science elective courses, conduct research in a faculty member’s lab and complete and defend a master’s thesis.

Visit the catalog for a detailed description of course requirements and options.

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State offers a variety of funding opportunities, such as assistantships and fellowships.

The institute provides funding opportunities in the form of merit-based Graduate Research Assistantships. Master’s students are automatically considered for an assistantship after submitting a completed application for admission into the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program.

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The goals listed below are the main areas of focus for the M.I.S. in Biomedical Science and Enterprise program.

  • Enable recognition of how successful work across disciplines advances knowledge and solves problems, and develop the ability to conduct interdisciplinary work
  • Enhance critical thinking skills with regard to cross-cutting problems and foster the ability to propose interdisciplinary solutions
  • Increase knowledge of techniques that can be used to enhance creativity
  • Develop strengths in communication, from verbal, written and presentation skills, including ethical conduct and professional dispositions in all settings
  • Encourage sensitivity, understanding, teamwork and leadership among collaborators from diverse backgrounds
  • Promote high-level student and faculty engagement in emerging interdisciplinary topics
  • Create job-ready graduates with professional temperaments appropriate for a smooth interface among relevant fields

Description

Program Highlights

Customizable Curriculum

After completing a required core designed to introduce the interdisciplinary studies framework, students have the opportunity to customize the curriculum based on their long- and short-term academic and professional goals.

Students with a strong interest in the business and/or legal aspects of biomedical science may complete the professional track, which will allow them to concentrate on the business and/or legal aspects of biomedical sciences with a strong focus on professional development. Students with a strong interest in research may complete the research track, which will allow for hands-on wet-lab research experience with a focus on technical development.

Practical Experience

Industry employers are actively seeking graduates who can use theoretical and technical knowledge to generate creative solutions to real-world problems.

Through internships, experiential projects and hands-on research experiences, students in the M.I.S. program are prepared to offer interdisciplinary solutions that will facilitate the scientific commercialization process.

Potential Career Paths

  • Research & development (industry/academia)
  • Clinical biochemistry/immunology/microbiology
  • Technical (quality control, research technician)
  • Specialist (ecologist, pollution control, bioinformatician)
  • Medical doctor/nurse/physiotherapist
  • Patent attorney
  • Regulatory affairs/technology transfer
  • Teaching (school/college/university)
  • Science communication/journalism/publishing
  • Research management and administration
  • Scientific sales and marketing

Program Highlights

Customizable Curriculum

After completing a required core designed to introduce the interdisciplinary studies framework, students have the opportunity to customize the curriculum based on their long- and short-term academic and professional goals.

Students with a strong interest in the business and/or legal aspects of biomedical science may complete the professional track, which will allow them to concentrate on the business and/or legal aspects of biomedical sciences with a strong focus on professional development. Students with a strong interest in research may complete the research track, which will allow for hands-on wet-lab research experience with a focus on technical development.

Practical Experience

Industry employers are actively seeking graduates who can use theoretical and technical knowledge to generate creative solutions to real-world problems.

Through internships, experiential projects and hands-on research experiences, students in the M.I.S. program are prepared to offer interdisciplinary solutions that will facilitate the scientific commercialization process.

Potential Career Paths

  • Research & development (industry/academia)
  • Clinical biochemistry/immunology/microbiology
  • Technical (quality control, research technician)
  • Specialist (ecologist, pollution control, bioinformatician)
  • Medical doctor/nurse/physiotherapist
  • Patent attorney
  • Regulatory affairs/technology transfer
  • Teaching (school/college/university)
  • Science communication/journalism/publishing
  • Research management and administration
  • Scientific sales and marketing

Contacts

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100 Piedmont Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-5035