MS in Reproductive Science and Medicine
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.
The mission of the MS-RSM program is to provide fundamental reproductive science training with a focus on applications to human health. The MS-RSM program is administered by the Center for Reproductive Science (CRS) and is part of The Graduate School (TGS) of Northwestern University. Admitted students are only eligible for Master of Science (MS) degrees and matriculate during fall quarters.
The program is rigorous and includes structured reproductive science coursework, hands-on laboratory instruction, seminars, either independent thesis research or group research conducted in a classroom setting. Research is a cornerstone of our program and all students receive hands-on laboratory instruction.
Thesis and non-thesis program graduates will be prepared for research and technical positions with academic, clinical, and pharmaceutical laboratories. Students will also have a strong foundation for further training to PhD, medical degree, and nursing programs. The non-thesis option is designed to provide students who have varied research exposure with structured instruction on the scientific method, hypothesis driven research, and laboratory techniques essential to reproductive science and medicine research. The thesis option is designed for students who have research experience, are comfortable in a laboratory setting, and have completed at least 1 biology course with a laboratory component or equivalent.