Master's Program


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This Master's program is designed for students interested in pursuing Medical School, Dental School, Ph.D. education or careers in biopharma. This program has a flexible curricula and builds on the existing strengths of basic and clinical faculty in the New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM). Students require 30 credits with a grade point average of "B" or better to graduate. Of the 30 credits, 9 credits are required courses and the remaining 21 credits are electives. Students enrolled in the Master's program have the opportunity to obtain either a Master of Science in Biomedical Science (MS) or a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degree.The MS requires a 5-credit research thesis while the MBS is predominantly based on coursework. Students have the flexibility to switch between MS and MBS. Students applying to the Masters Program can apply to be part of one of the following tracks: Medical Scholars Track, Dental Scholars Track, or Biomedical Scholars Track. Advantages of belonging to a particular track include (1) specialized advising (2) eligibilty to request specialized courses (3) priority for volunterring opportunities. Click on each track below to learn specific details about volunteering opportunities, guaranteed interview, and much more.


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Why SGS Newark?

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Overal advantages of this masters program

  • One on one academic advising for all students
  • Opportunity to take medical or dental school courses with students from NJMS or RSDM (limited enrollment)
  • Courses taught by medical and dental faculty from Rutgers NJMS and RSDM
  • Ability to complete the program in one year, or to follow a less intense curriculum over 3-4 semesters or even longer on a part-time basis
  • Part-time enrollment available, with many evening courses in core subjects
  • Students obtain laboratory research experience with medical or dental school faculty

Academic Concentrations within the Master’s Program (optional)
Master’s students at the SGS-Newark Health Science Campus can obtain one of the following concentrations by completing the curriculum indicated under the corresponding link. 

  1. Neuroscience
  2. Oral Biology
  3. Pharmacological Sciences
  4. Stem Cell Biology

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Dental Scholars

Application deadlines

If you wish to start in the Fall semester, the application deadline is June 30th of that year. 
If you wish to start in the Spring semester, the application deadline is November 15th of the preceding year.