It is my pleasure to introduce you to the Department of Biomedical Sciences graduate program. Home to world-class and award-winning scholars, instructors, and researchers, our program has a great deal to offer you.

BMS Grad StudentsAt the Department of Biomedical Sciences, investigators are engaged in wide-ranging interests and fields of study, including cancer, exercise, reproduction, cardiorespiratory health and neuroscience. While leaders in these fields, we continuously strive to expand our expertise, recruiting several new faculty in recent years. Over the last five years, our faculty have published ~90 manuscripts per year in prestigious journals, and earned national recognition in teaching, scholarship and research. This is highlighted with ~7.5 million dollars per year in extramural funding. With the cutting-edge research in the department and across campus, few departments can offer a richer and more fulfilling research experience.

We are a select and dynamic program that is focused on the individual student’s development. A wide range of courses are available, allowing students to gain a broad knowledge of physiology while also exploring and advancing the finer details of their individual fields and interests. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research environments further advance one’s knowledge. Competitive stipends and fellowships are also available. Recent graduates have obtained tenure-track positions in higher education institutions as teachers and researchers making valuable contributions to the scientific field and academia.

I invite you to explore our website highlighting the research currently pursued in our department. If you are interested in pursuing graduate work, I encourage you to contact the faculty with whom you might want to work. We hope you join us soon!

Kevin J. Cummings

Kevin J. Cummings

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact Kevin J. Cummings, Director of Graduate Studies at cummingske@missouri.edu.