Program Description

The thesis or research Master of Science degree provides training for individuals who will become technicians involved in biomedical research in universities or in the biotechnology industry, and for medical technologists seeking specialized research training.

The non-thesis Master of Science degree provides content appropriate for medical technologists preparing for the specialist in microbiology certification; for secondary teachers seeking advanced training in areas such as molecular biology, immunology, or microbiology; and for students seeking admission to professional schools, such as medicine or dentistry.

By the end of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the biomedical sciences.
  • Demonstrate subject mastery in molecular, cellular, and integrative aspects of microbiology and immunity/inflammation.
  • Interpret the current literature in microbiology and immunity/inflammation.
  • Make original contributions to the body of biomedical knowledge.
  • Exhibit the principles of scientific and professional ethics.

Program Website

Program Length

Two (2) years— based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted.

Possible Careers

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2023 Aug 1, 2022 Jan 1, 2023 May 1, 2023
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.


Expected costs for the academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.