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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (A-MSBS)

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Assistant Dean for Premedical Education and Executive Director: Kathryn M. Andolsek, MD, MPH
Associate Directors: Cerrone Cohen, MD; Leonor A. Corsino, MD, MHS; Maureen D. Cullins, AM; MScGH; Judith C. Holder, PhD; Christian Mauro, PhD; Alexa K. Namba, DO, MPH; Leonard E. White, PhD
Program Manager: Christie T. McCray, MEd
Program Coordinator: TBD
Staff Assistant: Kaylyn Parker


The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences is a Duke University School of Medicine professional master’s degree program.

Our mission is to prepare a diverse group of learners for careers in science, healthcare, and related interdisciplinary professions through respectful and inclusive team-based learning and professional development. Our vision is to contribute to a diverse workforce to

  • reduce inequities

  • advance practice and the art of care in the biomedical sciences

  • improve societal well-being through enhanced individual self-efficacy and well-being

We aspire to foster a positive culture and success in our mission through or values of

  • Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Excellence

  • Self-Reflection

  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Service

  • Integrity

The MBS Program is administered by the Duke University School of Medicine. It is offered by faculty from the basic and clinical sciences departments of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, The Graduate School, and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences who have extensive experience with pre-health learners, e.g. students in the MD, nursing, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapy programs, and other members of the university community who have expertise in relevant scientific disciplines and/or areas of professional practice. Upon successful completion of all requirements for graduation, the Master of Science in Biomedical sciences degree is conferred upon the graduate of the Duke MBS Program.