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USC Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Student voices: USC's Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
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The Master of Science degree program invites you to chart the course for the medicine of the future — regenerative medicine. This is one of the first master’s programs in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in the United States.

The one-year program 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 practical hands-on laboratory experience with the growth and differentiation of stem cells. Although not required, students are encouraged to engage in laboratory research during the year, with one of the 60+ lab groups that constitute USC Stem Cell. At the completion of the MS program, students may informally continue to conduct research in their labs, or may continue research with a guided and structured optional second research year.

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 gradadm.usc.edu.

The application deadline for Fall 2016 admission is May 15. Students are encouraged to apply early in order to have the highest likelihood of acceptance. Requests to apply after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For questions, e-mail us at scrm@usc.edu.