Masters Degree

Masters Degree Programs

Take the next step in preparation for your health care career.

LECOM offers the opportunity for graduates with the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees to continue their education as they pursue health profession careers.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) degree program is available only to current first year medical students at the Erie Campus concurrent with the DO curriculum. The MSBS program is centered on original research and aims to develop students into physician-researchers.

The Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree program is offered at the LECOM Bradenton and LECOM Erie campus. This program is a one-year, non-thesis program that increases the opportunities for select students to get accepted into medical or dental schools.

The Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) program provides the critical knowledge, leadership skills and confidence required to fully understand and engage “the business of healthcare” at any level of your organization. The need for formally trained, highly skilled healthcare administrators has never been greater. This program is designed specifically for busy students and working professionals. Each year, 98% of the didactic curriculum is delivered through a dynamic, distance education, on-line platform by a team of faculty experts with deep industry experience. Earn your MHSA degree in a short 18 months while continuing your full-time activities. Scholarships are available.

LECOM has developed the Master of Science in Biomedical Ethics (MSBE) distance education degree program to fill the need for exceptionally prepared healthcare personnel. MSBE helps healthcare workers develop cultural competency in today’s diverse healthcare environment and demonstrates how ethics education leads to behavioral changes that result in a higher level of professionalism and the delivery of top-quality, patient-centered care. It is designed for busy working professionals, taught by industry experts, has 24/7 portal access and begins in June each year. Ethics is now in the forefront of the U.S. Healthcare System and the LECOM MSBE degree will prepare you to take a leadership role and ensure compliance in your organization.

In addition, LECOM encourages medical, pharmacy and dental graduates, especially medical residents, to enter the Master of Science in Medical Education program.  Candidates in the MS Med Ed program are prepared to become medical educators who teach in post-graduate medical education, as preceptors in clinical education, or as faculty at medical, pharmacy or dental schools.

LECOM also offers a unique educational program intended to increase opportunities and options in science for college graduates. The Pharmacy Post Baccalaureate Program offers a rigorous curriculum centered on the basic core sciences to prepare students for the LECOM School of Pharmacy. All coursework is conducted by LECOM faculty members at the Erie campus. In addition, LECOM offers a Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment program for those who do not have a 4-year degree. This program mirrors the Post Baccalaureate degree in length and curriculum and prepares the student for the rigor of the School of Pharmacy.