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Master's Degree Options

A student enrolled in the PB-PMHPP Certificate Program may choose to couple his/her certificate studies with a master's degree to not only expand the student's learning and professional qualifications, but also to provide additional financial aid options. While students may choose to pursue degrees in any field, there are 3 master's degree options that are directly related to healthcare, complement the pre-medical requirements, and to which the PB-PMHPP may offer facilitated enrollment.

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Biotechnology brings together the various scientific disciplines to stimulate applied research and the translation of basic science into technology which can be turned into applications and products through technology transfer or entrepreneurial efforts. Specific areas of interest include devices and diagnostics, drug discovery, drug delivery, gene therapy, bioremediation, bioinformatics, microbial engineering, analytical methods, pharmaceutics, compliance, and rehabilitation.

Master of Arts in Health Care Ethics

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Students who have the majority of their science requirements met or those who are interested in expanding their understanding of social and ethical issues in health care may wish to combine the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate with a Master of Arts in Health Care Ethics. This 30 credit MA program has two required courses involving a general graduate-level introduction to health care ethics and a clinical rotation at a local hospital, as well as 8 elective courses in health care ethics and related topics.

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

With rapid advances in technology, and as generations live longer, more active lives, the demand for biomedical devices, procedures and other solutions continues to grow as well. Medical and health care professionals with biomedical engineering degrees have opportunities to become innovators in medicine and make real differences in solving today's medical issues. The MS-BME degree program has an emphasis on exploring contemporary issues and ethical questions in biomedicine and provides state-of-the-art laboratories that allow you to engage in applications of research in oncology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, dermatology, and other areas of medicine.

Admissions requirements vary by program, and acceptance is not guaranteed.  Students are advised and encouraged to speak with their master's advisor each semester to determine their intended timeline, and degree requirements.