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Master of Science in Reproductive Science (MS-RSM)

The Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) is a full-time, terminal Master of Science degree focusing on human reproductive biology and medicine. We offer thesis and non-thesis tracks to meet the needs of our applicants and their professional goals.

Reproductive science underpins overall health. Our program trains leaders in reproductive science and medicine through unique learning and laboratory experiences, state-of-the-art technologies and an advanced curriculum taught by renowned faculty.”

Francesca Duncan, PhD
Director, Master of Science in Reproductive Science (MS-RSM)

Francesca Duncan, PhD


The MS-RSM program provides students with comprehensive coursework, hands-on laboratory instruction, seminars and research in reproductive science and medicine. Research is a cornerstone of our program, and all students receive laboratory instruction. Core courses are completed in three quarters (fall, winter, spring) for both the thesis and non-thesis tracks. Non-thesis track students complete structured, hypothesis-driven research in a classroom setting during the second and third quarters. Thesis track students continue in the program for three additional quarters after completing core courses, bringing the total program length to six quarters. Students on both tracks may opt to continue research for an additional quarter.

The MS-RSM program prepares trainees for diverse careers. Alumni of our program keep the reproductive science and medicine pipeline strong through:

  • Advanced Training (MD, PhD, MSTP, PharmD, residency)
  • Research Careers (laboratory management, research operations, bench science)
  • Clinical Careers (embryology, andrology, clinical research, regulatory and compliance)
  • Consulting Careers (industry, pharmaceuticals)

Program Length: Variable depending on track and workload, 9 to 18 months

Program Size: The average annual cohort size is 11 students and the range of annual cohort size is between 7 and 16 students.

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Eligibility and Program Requirements

For information about requirements and eligibility, please visit the program website's Prospective Students, Application, and Admissions page.