The M.S. in biomolecular science (30 hours) is offered in a block format. Each block is eight weeks, with one calendar year consisting of five blocks. In order to complete the degree in one calendar year, students must enroll in two courses per block. Students may enter the program three times each year (June, Aug. and Jan.) To accommodate working professionals, courses and laboratories are offered in the evening. Lecture courses meet two nights each week (6:00-8:20 p.m.) with laboratories meeting one night each week (6:00-9:50 p.m.).
Current Lipscomb undergraduate students may elect to apply to the 150-hour B.S. to M.S. bridge program. In this scenario, students who are accepted into the program may transition to graduate classes once they have completed 120 hours of undergraduate course work, receiving both a B.S. in molecular biology and an M.S. in biomolecular sciences after completion of 150 hours of total course work, including all of the respective degree requirements.