Online Master of Science in Biomedical Diagnostics

The Master of Science in biomedical diagnostics is designed to teach you the vital role diagnostics plays in every facet of the health care system. The biomedical diagnostics program provides students with an opportunity to be at the leading edge of health care innovation through an encompassing education in all aspects of the diagnostics industry and how it interacts with the rest of the healthcare and life sciences. Our students and faculty are committed to improving the quality of life for people around the world and stimulating economic growth through advanced research and education.

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Next start date:

Next start date: 08/17/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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What is a master's in biomedical diagnostics?

The Master of Science in biomedical diagnostics is a unique professional degree that offers specialized training and coursework on key topics in the science and technology of diagnostics as well as current issues in health economics, policy and regulatory matters and more. 

Students in our biomedical diagnostics program explore and develop a deep understanding of the science, technology and business of how modern medicine diagnoses disease today and in the future.  Master’s students studying biomedical diagnostics gain insights into a large and growing industry that is at the center of health care innovation and personalized medicine. The biomedical diagnostics program has been designed by expert faculty with significant real-world experience in the science, business, legal, and technical facets of diagnostics.

This 31-credit-hour master’s in biomedical diagnostics program is designed to be completed in one calendar year and is primarily offered in condensed 7.5-week sessions. To graduate, you’ll develop an applied project on a topic relevant to the diagnostics field alongside other ASU students, professors or industry partners.

What will I learn in a master's in biomedical diagnostics online?

Biomedical diagnostics is inclusive of the many processes used to obtain diagnostic information. This can be used to fully or partially determine many different aspects of disease, health, treatments, predisposition for certain health conditions and other outcomes that can help manage one’s health and well-being.

Through this biomedical diagnostics program, you’ll learn how diagnostics influences decision-making at medical organizations around the world, from pharmaceutical and technology development to health care policy and regulatory matters. 

Covering five core curricular areas, this master’s program guides you in building a more holistic understanding of biomedical diagnostics, including:

  • Application of diagnostics: Taught through case studies on critical diagnostics-related issues, including bioethics, clinical utility, intellectual property and smart systems, as well as modality integration and systems analysis.

  • Business of diagnostics: Encompasses public and private health care finance and reimbursement, along with personalized health care and companion diagnostics.

  • Science of diagnostics: Focuses on underlying bioinformatics and bio-statistical analysis, clinical trial design, regulatory systems and the technology behind imaging pathology, molecular and immunological testing platforms. 

  • Technology of diagnostics: Explores instrument and assay development, biomedical engineering and diagnostic product development.

  • Policy of diagnostics: Surveys the role of public policy in addressing public health needs through the advancement of diagnostics.

Is earning a master's in biomedical diagnostics worth it?

Yes. Earning a master’s in biomedical diagnostics online provides you with the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to set yourself apart and pursue new career opportunities. 

Additionally, biomedical diagnostics is an in-demand, growing field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical diagnostics occupations are projected to grow 10% from 2021 to 2031, which is faster than average for all occupations.

How is this degree different from a master's in biomedical sciences?

A master’s in biomedical sciences provides you with a survey of the field of biomedical sciences without a significant focus in any particular area.  In comparison, a master’s in biomedical diagnostics provides you with expansive breadth and depth in the science, technology, business and application of diagnostics. 

In this program, you’ll specialize in biomedical diagnostics and be afforded opportunities to explore many facets of this key area of modern medicine.

Does my master's in biomedical diagnostics say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Master's in biomedical diagnostics courses

A master’s in biomedical diagnostics provides you with specialized training in a range of key topics, from health regulation and policy to recent innovations in diagnostic technologies. Courses include:


Core

Current Perspectives in Biomedical Diagnostics


Core

Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models


Core

Introduction to Biomedical Informatics


Core

Principles of Diagnostic Technology: Immunoassays


Core

Principles of Diagnostic Technology: Molecular Diagnostics


Core

Regulation of Medical Diagnostics


Elective

Applied Bioethics


Elective

Biomedical Commercialization


Biomedical diagnostics jobs

After earning a master’s in biomedical diagnostics online, you’ll be prepared to assist top biomedical companies in transforming health care and medical services or take on management roles in the field. Additionally, some students use this master’s program as a stepping stone to pursue medical school.Common careers biomedical diagnostics graduates often pursue include research-focused positions in health care, such as:

Clinical laboratory leadership

Clinical research

Competitive intelligence

Laboratory head

Laboratorian

Medical and health services leadership

Product management

Program management

Quality control

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Biomedical diagnostics application information

All applicants must meet the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions to qualify for the Master of Science in biomedical diagnostics program. 

Eligible candidates typically possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in one of the following, or a closely related field:

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology.
  • Biomedical engineering.
  • Biomedical informatics.
  • Business.
  • Chemistry.
  • Computer science.
  • Engineering.
  • Health sciences.
  • Life sciences.
  • Medical studies.
  • Supply chain management.

Application requirements

Additional admission information

Developing the health workforce of the future

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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