What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Minimum of 36 credit hours, 16 months

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall Early Applicant Deadline: January 15
  • Fall Final Deadline: May 31
  • Spring/Summer: Does not admit

Biomedical Enterprise, M.I.S.

The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (M.I.S.) in Biomedical Enterprise program equips students to enter the biomedical enterprise workforce through its unique interdisciplinary coursework in science, law and business, accompanied by interactive projects and internships. In partnership with the nationally ranked J. Mack Robinson College of Business and the College of Law, this innovative program teaches students how to bring biomedical advances to the marketplace, empowering them to make important contributions that could improve human health and save lives.

Students gain a competitive edge by developing the skills sought by employers, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration across disciplines. They are also prepared to work in a number of areas, including biotechnology, pharmaceutics, entrepreneurship, consulting, education, outreach, government and other fields.

Program Details

For application instructions, application tips and frequently asked questions, visit the M.I.S. How to Apply webpage.

The following materials are required for admission to the M.I.S. in Biomedical Enterprise program.

  • Online Graduate Application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts from each college and/or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • English Proficiency scores, if applicable

The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (M.I.S.) in Biomedical Enterprise program requires the completion of at least 36 credit hours of study at the master’s level beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Required Core Courses (23 credit hours):

  • BMSC 6010 Experimental Approaches in Biomedical Research
  • BMSC 6020 Internship Seminar I
  • BMSC 6030 Internship Seminar II
  • BMSC 6100 Disease Models in Biomedical Research
  • BMSC 8030 Project Management & Compliance
  • BMSC 8050 Business Aspects of Translational Medicine
  • BUSA 7090 Survey of Business Principles
  • ENI 8000 Organizational Entrepreneurship
  • ENI 8101 Improving the Customer Experience
  • ENI 8102 Innovating Customer Value
  • LAW 7270 Intellectual Property Survey

Elective Courses (10 credit hours)

  • The selection of elective courses will depend on a student’s needs in terms of academic and career goals and must be made in consultation with and approved by the Director of Graduate Studies via an approved program form.

Capstone Experience (3)

  • BMSC 6040Biomedical Enterprise Capstone

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State offers a variety of funding opportunities, such as assistantships and fellowships.

The institute provides funding opportunities in the form of merit-based Graduate Research Assistantships. Master’s students are automatically considered for an assistantship after submitting a completed application for admission into the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program.

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The goals listed below are the main areas of focus for the M.I.S. in Biomedical Enterprise program.

  • Enable recognition of how successful work across disciplines advances knowledge and solves problems, and develop the ability to conduct interdisciplinary work
  • Enhance critical thinking skills with regard to cross-cutting problems and foster the ability to propose interdisciplinary solutions
  • Increase knowledge of techniques that can be used to enhance creativity
  • Develop strengths in communication, from verbal, written and presentation skills, including ethical conduct and professional dispositions in all settings
  • Encourage sensitivity, understanding, teamwork and leadership among collaborators from diverse backgrounds
  • Promote high-level student and faculty engagement in emerging interdisciplinary topics
  • Create job-ready graduates with professional temperaments appropriate for a smooth interface among relevant fields



Potential Career Paths

  • Research & development (industry/academia)
  • Clinical biochemistry/immunology/microbiology
  • Technical (quality control, research technician)
  • Specialist (ecologist, pollution control, bioinformatician)
  • Medical doctor/nurse/physiotherapist
  • Patent attorney
  • Regulatory affairs/technology transfer
  • Teaching (school/college/university)
  • Science communication/journalism/publishing
  • Research management and administration
  • Scientific sales and marketing


Institute for Biomedical Sciences
716 Petit Science Center
100 Piedmont Ave SE
Atlanta, GA

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