A degree program focusing on human reproductive health.


The Master of Science in Reproductive Science & Medicine (MS-RSM) is a full-time, terminal Master of Science degree focusing on human reproductive biology and medicine. The program offers reproductive science coursework, including a hands-on laboratory course, as well as professional development. The program also includes mentored research with Northwestern University faculty. Students will also be part of a vibrant community of reproductive scientists through the Center for Reproductive Science.


About the Program

Why Northwestern?

The MS-RSM program will prepare you for a diverse set of careers. Located within Chicago's vibrant downtown, it features expert faculty and access to state-of-the-art Northwestern University resources.


The curriculum is rigorous and consists of focused reproductive science courses, laboratory
instruction, professional development and advanced topics courses. We offer Thesis and
Non-Thesis Tracks.


The program is designed for students who want a highly focused reproductive
science curriculum and research experience in preparation for careers in basic and clinical research
laboratories in academia, healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology.

Our People

We offer the opportunity to collaborate with scientific leaders in the field of human reproductive science and medicine. Meet the faculty behind our program, as well as current and previous students.

Student Testimonials

I think that the multidisciplinary network is one of the most valuable aspects of the CRS. There are so many research areas and labs working in various aspects of the reproductive sciences that make the perfect networking and knowledge-rich environment."

Sergio Cardona-Gonzalez, MS, MD, Class of 2018

I knew that this program would be a great step toward advancing my career in medicine; it is renowned for having the best researchers in the field of reproductive medicine, technology and human reproductive health."

Monica Elabed, MS, Class of 2020

I became a scientist thanks to the CRS and the MS-RSM program."

Dana Kimelman, MS, MD, Class of 2018

The knowledge and experience obtained through the curriculum provided a detailed understanding of reproductive medicine that I never would have received if I did not go through the MS-RSM program. It was truly an enlightening experience."

Sharron Manuel, MS, MD, PhD, Class of 2019

During my time in the program, my science communication skills have grown immensely. I’ve gained confidence and taken ownership of my science, which I’ve communicated across multiple formats."

Jamie Mara, MS, Class of 2020

The more I learned about the MS-RSM program, the more I realized it was the perfect blend of science and medicine I was looking for."

Jenna Mazur, MS, Class of 2020

The networking I did at Northwestern created many opportunities for me, and led to job interviews, my involvement in research projects and the chance to see my first surgery."

Noelle Ozimek, MS, Class of 2020

A lot of my growth in the program is attributed to the connections I’ve made with colleagues and faculty who have taken the time to instruct me and guide me. I have grown so much as a person and scientist because of the MS-RSM."

Vanessa Rosa, MS, Class of 2020

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