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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

My time in the MS-RSM program helped me develop as a researcher, but most importantly helped me gain the confidence needed to be a successful scientist. Through this program, not only did I make lifelong friends but I also developed skills I know that I will utilize throughout the rest of my graduate career."

Madison Gowett, MS, Class of 2022

The MS-RSM program, faculty, and community has completely reshaped the way I approach research and medicine. The atmosphere inspires innovation, hones techniques, and trains students on how to make the change they hope to see."

Randa Abboud, MS, Class of 2023

The MS-RSM program has been so much more than a degree. It was an exploration that constantly pushed the boundaries of what I believed to be scientifically possible. It was a journey that challenged me to grow personally and professionally at every turn. Above all, it is now the start of a life-long commitment to serve others through reproductive science and medicine."

Saafia Masoom, MS, Class of 2023

The MS-RSM program has provided me with endless opportunities for growth as a researcher. It has fueled my passion for reproductive science and provided me with a wealth of opportunities that will serve me well in the future. I am excited to join the ranks of MS-RSM alumni who have continued to make a difference in the field of reproductive medicine."

Olivia Printy, MS, Class of 2023

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