Online Master of Science in Biomedical Diagnostics

The Master of Science in biomedical diagnostics program is designed to teach you the vital role diagnostics plays in the health care system. In this program, you’ll analyze aspects of the diagnostics industry and learn how they interact with health care and life sciences.

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Quick facts

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 biomedical diagnostics?

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

The master’s in biomedical diagnostics program 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.

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.

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

In the biomedical diagnostics program, you’ll explore and develop a deep understanding of the science, technology and business related to how modern medicine diagnoses disease. You’ll also gain insights into a large and growing industry at the center of health care innovation and personalized medicine.

Additionally, you’ll learn how diagnostics influence 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.

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

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 key topics, ranging from health regulation and policy to recent innovations in diagnostic technologies. In addition to completing core and elective courses, you’re required to develop an applied project on a topic relevant to the diagnostics field. Courses may include:


Core

Current Perspectives in Biomedical Diagnostics


Core

Foundations of Biomedical Informatics Methods I


Core

Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models


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. You can also use this master’s program as a stepping stone to medical school. Possible careers include, but are not limited to:

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 brings 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 brings 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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