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Biomedical Training in CA with Requirements and Program Info

Research biomedical programs in California, which currently has 13 colleges offering programs. Read an overview of degree programs, tuition info and program options for these schools and decide which program is right for you.

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Due to the specialized nature of the biomedical field, most 4-year universities offer master's and doctoral programs, although bachelor's-level programs exist. Many of the graduate programs consist of research labs and have thesis or dissertation requirements.

Students may also participate in internship experiences. Some universities also offer bioengineering programs with biomedical concentrations. Profiled below are ten California-based universities offering biomedical programs that include integrated biomedical graduate studies, bioengineering, biomedical science, biomedical sciences and engineering, and biomedical informatics.

Loma Linda University

Located in Loma Linda, this university offers a PhD in Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies program through the School of Medicine. Applicants should have taken general biology, chemistry and physics, as well as organic chemistry. The program focuses on biomedical grant writing, seminars and communication. Students complete research labs and a doctoral dissertation.

San Francisco State University

Located in San Francisco, this university has a professional Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Science within the biology department. The 2-year program has concentrations in biotechnology and stem cell science. Students must complete an internship. The 33-credit program provides training in biomedical research, management and bioethics. Applicants must provide documentation of a bachelor's degree, GRE scores, 2 or more letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Additionally, the university offers scholarships from the National Science Foundation to qualifying students.

Stanford University

Located in Stanford, this university provides a 1-year MS in Bioengineering program within the engineering and medical schools. The program offers concentrations in biomedical computation, biomedical devices and biomedical imaging. Students study molecular and cellular bioengineering and physiology and tissue engineering. MS students may choose to complete the PhD in Bioengineering program by passing exams, completing additional coursework and developing a dissertation.

The School of Medicine offers a biomedical informatics PhD program. PhD students delve into computational biology, biological sequence analysis, genomics and more. They also study computer science and mathematics.

University of California - Berkeley

The Berkeley campus of the University of California offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Bioengineering program through the College of Engineering. The program has concentrations in biomedical devices and biomedical engineering. Students take courses in calculus, engineering and biology, chemistry and bioengineering fundamentals, as well as complete a bioengineering design project.

University of California - Irvine

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Irvine campus of the University of California has a minor, BS, MS and PhD in biomedical engineering. The BS program has specializations in biophotonics and micro/nano biomedical engineering. There is also a premedical option for BS students. MS and PhD students may choose an area of emphasis in biophotonics, biomedical nanoscale systems, tissue engineering or biomedical computational technologies. MS students must complete a thesis research project, while PhD students are required to pass exams, participate in seminars and complete an original dissertation.

University of California - Riverside

The University of California's Riverside campus offers a PhD in Biomedical Sciences program through the School of Medicine. Students learn about biomedical instrumentation, research techniques, biostatistics, epidemiology and therapeutics. Students will be required to teach, complete exams and develop a dissertation. The program is available to bachelor's degree holders or students who are currently in a Doctor of Medicine program.

University of California - San Diego

Located in San Diego, this university offers a PhD in Biomedical Sciences program with the cooperation of several departments including the medical, pharmaceutical sciences and engineering schools. Students can customize their curriculum by choosing training tracks and focus areas. Training tracks include molecular pathology, genetics, physiology, molecular cell biology, microbiology and immunology and molecular pharmacology. Focus areas are in bioinformatics, structural and chemical biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, cancer biology and more. PhD students complete labs, teaching requirements, exams and a thesis.

University of California - San Francisco

The San Francisco campus of the University of California has an interdisciplinary PhD in Biomedical Sciences program. Students participate in journal clubs, research in thesis labs, teach, pass exams and write a dissertation. The program has research areas in cancer biology/cell signaling, human genetics, immunology and more.

University of California - Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, this university provides a PhD program in biomedical sciences and engineering within the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences. Students can choose a training track in bioinformatics and computational biology; molecular, cell and developmental biology or mechanistic; and structural and chemical biology. Each training track offers separate core faculty members. All students must complete grad coursework and advanced research. Students must also participate in seminars and journal clubs.

Western University of Health Sciences

Pomona's Western University of Health Sciences offers a MS in Biomedical Sciences program. Offered through the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences, this program requires students to complete and defend their thesis research. The program will prepare students for doctoral programs, teaching or industry work. Students study biotechnology, biological systems and biomedical statistics.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting Biomedical Programs Offered Graduate Tuition (2015-2016)
Loma Linda University 4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb PhD in Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies $24,128*
San Francisco State University 4-year, public; large city MS in Biomedical Science $6,738 in-state; $15,666 out-of-state*
Stanford University 4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb MS in Bioengineering,
PhD in Bioengineering,
PhD in Biomedical Informatics
$45,729*
University of California - Berkeley 4-year, public; midsize city BS in Bioengineering $13,431 in-state, $38,139 out-of-state (undergraduate tuition and fees)*
University of California - Irvine 4-year, public; midsize city Minor in Biomedical Engineering,
BS in Biomedical Engineering,
MS in Biomedical Engineering,
PhD in Biomedical Engineering
$13,252 in-state, $37,960 out-of-state (undergraduate tuition and fees); $11,220 in-state tuition only, $26,322 out-of-state*
University of California - Riverside 4-year, public; large city PhD in Biomedical Sciences $11,220 in-state; $26,322 out-of-state*
University of California - San Diego 4-year, public; large city PhD in Biomedical Sciences $11,220 in-state; $26,322 out-of-state*
University of California - San Francisco 4-year, public; large city PhD in Biomedical Sciences $11,220 in-state; $26,322 out-of-state*
University of California - Santa Cruz 4-year, public; small city PhD in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering $11,220 in-state; $26,322 out-of-state*
Western University of Health Sciences 4-year, private not-for-profit; large suburb MS in Biomedical Sciences $23,331*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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