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USC Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
(Image courtesy of the Ichida Lab)
(Image courtesy of NIH/Department of Health and Human Services)
(Image by Lori O'Brien, PhD/ McMahon Lab)
(Image courtesy of Keck Medicine of USC)
(Image courtesy of the Ichida Lab)

The Master of Science degree program invites you to chart the course for the medicine of the future — regenerative medicine. This is the first master’s program in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in California and one of only three offered in the United States.

The one-year program with an optional second research year offers courses in cutting-edge biomedical science, including developmental biology, human embryology, regenerative medicine, and the translational and therapeutic aspects of stem cell technology. The program also provides extensive hands-on laboratory experience with stem cells.

After completing this program, you will be poised to apply to medical or PhD programs, enter the growing stem cell pharmaceutical domain, or engage in other academic, clinical or business efforts. You will possess a unique understanding of how the body’s own developmental and repair mechanisms can restore damaged cells, tissues and organs — providing new opportunities to treat conditions ranging from blindness to cancer, from organ failure to HIV/AIDS.

To apply, visit usc.edu/admission/graduate/apply.

For questions, contact Master’s Program Director Henry Sucov, PhD, at scrm@usc.edu.