Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Rocky Vista University (MSBS)


Mission Statement

The Rocky Vista University Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program will provide an opportunity for students with diverse backgrounds and life experience to strengthen their educational foundation in the biomedical sciences, cultivate critical thinking skills, and prepare for careers in the health sciences. 

Vision Statement

The RVU MSBS program is a pivotal part of RVU’s growth and it contributes to RVU’s mission and vision as a major health sciences center comprised of a diverse student population, serving the Rocky Mountain West region.

The RVU MSBS program offers resources for students to achieve personal and academic success, including a) exposure to quality educators and researchers; b) a rigorous curriculum consisting of the application of active learning by faculty and students; and c) the requirement of individual responsibility.

The RVU MSBS program promotes life-long learning and competency in its students via its emphasis on the development of educational skills and critical thinking, and through the encouragement of scientific inquiry. 

The RVU MSBS program curriculum and learning environment integrates a strong foundation of biomedical knowledge with the professional, cultural, and ethical traits desired in its students and graduates..

Graduates of the Master of Science in Biological Sciences Programs will: 

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program, students will be able to:

  • Apply biomedical principles to health-related disciplines
  • Solve problems utilizing evidence-based concepts
  • Communicate effectively
  • Cultivate compassion
  • Embody the core virtues of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program

The MSBS program incorporates individualized mentoring that supports acceptance into a doctoral or other health-related professional training programs along with academic advising geared toward a successful transition to other graduate degree programs or careers in the biomedical sciences.

Graduates of the MSBS program will possess a strong foundation in biomedical sciences, with a specific focus on applying these sciences to health professions. This program will afford students interdisciplinary academic training in biomedical sciences. The curriculum is designed to enhance the likelihood of academic success in various graduate or professional school curricula. The primary goal of the RVU program is for students to matriculate into a graduate professional health or biomedical sciences degree program, although support is offered to students who decide to pursue other career tracks.


Samantha(Sam) Williams - MSBS Student Spotlight October 2023

Samantha Williams

What is the best piece of advice you have been given by a professor or student while at RVU?
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