The Penn State Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program, with its Options in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Translational Therapeutics, and Virology and Immunology is a nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students curricular and research training with a unique focus on human health and disease. Students receive rigorous training that provides the skills necessary to be leaders in biomedical research and other endeavors including business, education, law, journalism, and public policy.
Students in the BMS Graduate Program have the ability to choose among four curricular tracks and there is extensive flexibility to tailor curriculum and dissertation research to each individual student’s interests. During the Fall semester of their first year, students take an innovative, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Beginning in the Spring semester of their first year, students choose courses based on their areas of interest.