2018 Best Schools for a Master's in Biomedical Sciences

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The following is a list of the twelve best schools for a master's in biomedical science. These rankings are compiled from reviews by current and past students. This year, Barry University beat out the University of Pennsylvania for the #1 spot, with a student score of 92.32 and a 100% student recommendation rating. Barry University's program is affordable, charging only $17,820 for their annual tuition. Most of the other entries on the list offer affordable educations as well, with the University of Iowa charging $9,693 for in-state tuition, the University of Central Florida setting their in-state tuition at $8,872 per year, and the University of Georgia coming in at $10,750.

One student at the University of Pennsylvania wrote, “I have found the program to be excellent in both research opportunities and coursework. Moreover, I am impressed by level of interest and mentoring that the faculty have for their students." A student at New York University commented on the inexpensiveness of the college compared to the high cost of living in New York City, saying, "If you are not used to the cost of living in NY, then it seems quite expensive but in the PhD program, you receive a competitive stipend and subsidized housing so it's actually pretty affordable.” Scan through our list and click on the college names to learn more about these highly ranked programs.

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Rank College Campus Location 2018 Student Score
#1 #1 Barry University Campus Location Miami Shores (FL) 2018 Student Score 92.32
#2 #2 University of Pennsylvania Campus Location Philadelphia (PA) 2018 Student Score 90.68
#3 #3 University of Iowa Campus Location Iowa City (IA) 2018 Student Score 90.59
#4 #4 University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus Location Birmingham (AL) 2018 Student Score 90.00
#5 #5 New York University Campus Location New York (NY) 2018 Student Score 89.52
#6 #6 Johns Hopkins University Campus Location Baltimore (MD) 2018 Student Score 87.22
#7 #7 Duke University Campus Location Durham (NC) 2018 Student Score 86.61
#8 #8 University of California-San Diego Campus Location La Jolla (CA) 2018 Student Score 84.77
#9 #9 University of Central Florida Campus Location Orlando (and 7 others) 2018 Student Score 84.38
#10 #10 Loyola University Chicago Campus Location Chicago (IL) 2018 Student Score 83.21
#11 #11 University of Georgia Campus Location Athens (GA) 2018 Student Score 82.50
#12 #12 Texas A & M University-College Station Campus Location College Station (TX) 2018 Student Score 82.07


Our goal in presenting this school data is to create a standardized and trustworthy method to assess institutions based on reliable statistics. In order for a school to be eligible to be featured on a 2018 Top Programs List, at least five students from that particular degree program must have submitted feedback on their institution. Graduate Programs only considers regionally or nationally accredited, non-profit institutions for our rankings. Aggregated student rating values were multiplied by 20 to create a Student Score out of 100; in the event of a tie, schools were awarded the same rank value.

Together with our internal recommend rate data, which is calculated based on tens of thousands of student reviews submitted to our site, the data used in the school listings were gathered in 2016-2017 from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This site is the primary governmental entity for gathering and presenting data related to education. NCES data is updated annually. However, in many cases the most recently available data will not be for the current academic year. Additionally, tuition rates may vary by program, so prospective students should contact a representative from their institution of choice for more details.

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This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.