Take Your Biotech Career in a New Direction.

Lipscomb’s Master of Science in Biomolecular Science

Listen to Jared Britt, a former student of our program. Now he's a first year dental student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

Advanced biotech jobs are on the rise and make up one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. In fact, Tennessee ranks sixth in the nation in biotechnology jobs. Lipscomb’s Department of Biology is growing its graduate program to include a new master’s degree that will help position you for greater opportunities within your career.

From paternity testing to DNA forensic evidence, from cancer research to infectious diseases, the master’s program in biomolecular science prepares you to work in some of the hottest areas in laboratory science. The skills learned in this master’s program – which has a unique emphasis on laboratory techniques common in the biotech sector – will allow anyone with a biological sciences background to move into a number of growing career fields.

This program is a 30-hour, non-thesis professional master’s degree and can be completed in as little as 12 months. It is offered in eight-week blocks (with five blocks per calendar year) and you may enter the program each year in June, August or January. Classes will be offered during the evenings to accommodate busy working professionals, with lecture courses meeting twice each week (5:30-7:50 p.m.) and labs meeting once each week (5:30-9:20 p.m.). 

If you have any questions or are ready to join the exciting cohort of students, contact Kent Gallaher at 615.966.5721 or by e-mail at kent.gallaher@lipscomb.edu.

Program Summary

Core Courses = 18 hrs Content Courses  = 12 hrs selected from:
BMS 5103 Introduction to Research BMS 5013 Molecular Biology
BMS 5213 Biostatistics BMS 5023 Cancer Biology
BMS 5223 Ethics in Science and Biotechnology BMS 5313 Advanced Cancer Biology
BMS 5113 Biomolecular Laboratory I BMS 5303 Cellular and Molecular Physiology
BMS 5123 Biomolecular Laboratory II BMS 5323 Advanced Immunology
BMS 5503 Capstone Project BMS 54n3 Topics in Biomolecular Science (possible examples: Apoptosis, Neurobiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Advanced Virology, Stem Cell Biology, etc…)