Dec 09, 2023  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Translational Biomedical Sciences - MS

Master of Science in Translational Biomedical Sciences

Translational Biomedical Science – MS4911

Graduate College
Grosvenor Hall 102
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview

The M.S. in Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) is available to students without a Translational Biomedical master’s degree who have been accepted into and enrolled in the TBS Ph.D.  This is a full-time program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to act according to professional standards of scientific inquiry and responsible conduct that are essential for the pursuit of new knowledge.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basics concepts in translational biomedical sciences and sufficient individualized knowledge to make a meaningful and impactful scientific contribution. 
  • Students will be able to design and complete master’s-level research study and/or scientific experiments.  
  • Students will be able to process and analyze data to make sound interpretations. 
  • Students will be able to communicate scientific ideas in both written and oral forms to diverse audiences.

Further Information

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Admission Requirements

Students must be enrolled in the TBS Ph.D.  program.

International Students

This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.

Graduation Requirements

The TBS master’s degree requires a minimum of 30 credits in graduate work beyond the bachelor’s degree and the completion of an approved Individual Development Plan (IDP), which will minimally include the following requirements:

TBS Coursework Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 18 hours of courses, including each of the following categories.


Complete the following course:

Responsible Conduct of Rearch

Complete at least one course (min. 1 hour) in responsible research conduct, normally the following:

TBS Competencies and Development

Complete the following courses:

Research Hours

As early as the first semester of graduate study, a student in the TBS program must begin to engage in research under the supervision of a TBS graduate faculty, and register for credit hours of TBS 6940.

Required Milestones

The path to complete the program will contain a series of defined milestones, which will be governed by the program rules as approved by the steering committee, and organized as follows:

Milestone 1: Demonstration of acquisition of the core competencies for translational biomedical sciences.

Milestone 2: Demonstration of the ability to conduct independent research and to communicate effectively the results of that work.

Culminating Experience

The culminating experience is normally a qualifying master’s exam. If approved by the steering committee, one of the following alternate demonstrations of research ability may be substituted for the exam:

  • Significant participation in the design, data gathering, and writing of a  peer-reviewed manuscript that has been accepted for publication.
  • Major contributions to a well-known, referreed conference plus a publicly-announced talk inthe TBS Career Development Center.