Applied Medical Sciences


PLEASE NOTE: The University of Maine Board of Trustees has eliminated this department. Currently enrolled students with questions should contact the Dean of CSTH for more information.

Welcome to our departmental website.   The Department of Applied Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Maine is a multidisciplinary graduate department in biomedical sciences.   We offer a variety of courses for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and special students. 

Disciplines represented in the department include immunology, molecular biology, genetics, toxicology, and epidemiology.

Our courses stress intellectual rigor, critical thinking, application of the scientific method, proficiency in the latest laboratory methods, and the development of communication skills.   We prepare students for careers in biotechnology, biomedical research, public health, and other scientific areas.   Our master's program serves as a firm foundation for study at the doctoral level.

The Department has close collaborative relationships with the biotechnology industry, with research organizations such as the Foundation for Blood Research and the Maine Medical Center Research Institute, and with public agencies such as the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Applied Medical Sciences is an academic department within USM's College of Science, Technology, and Health.

Please explore our website to learn more about the educational opportunities that we can provide for you.