Biomedical Sciences Master of Science Degree Program
Applicants to the M.S. program are expected to hold a baccalaureate with a combined total of at least 42 credits in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. A minimum of 18 credits in one of these areas will be required, and at least 6 credits in each of the other areas.
Applicants are required to submit official scores of the Graduate Record Examination aptitude test and an advanced test in biology, chemistry, or physics.
A minimum of 36 graduate credits is required for the M.S. degree. Areas of specialization (tracks): Molecular Genetics (MG); Immunology and Infectious Disease (IID); Structural and Cell Biology (SCB); and Neuroscience (NEU).
Program of Study and Research - 36 Credits
- Required courses: 18 credits:
Bms 500 Molecular Cell Biology (6)
Bms 590 Laboratory Rotations in Biomedical Sciences (3)
Bms 601 Biomedical Science Horizons (3)
Bms 665 Current Literature in Biomedical Sciences - participation begins in spring
semester; must be taken each semester thereafter for 0 or 1 credit; can be
taken for credit a maximum of 2 times (2)
Bms 670 Responsible Conduct of Scientific Research (1)
Epi 500 Basic Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (3) OR
Epi 501 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology I (3) OR
- Additional courses as approved by advisor or required by track: 4 credits minimum
- Bms 699 Master's Thesis Research: 14 credits minimum
- Satisfactory completion of a master's major field examination
- Satisfactory oral seminar and defense based on approved master's thesis of laboratory research