College of Medicine Graduate Programs

The Core Curriculum for M.S. Students

YEAR 1:

FALL SEMESTER (all courses are required)

CREDITS

 

Current Problems and Research Approaches in Protein Structure and Catalysis

2.5*

Current Problems and Research Approaches in Cell Biology and Signaling

2.5*

Current Problems and Research Approaches in Genes and Genomes

2.5*

Current Problems and Research Approaches in Biomembranes

2.5*

Methods in Biomedical Sciences

2*

OnBeing a Scientist

1

Introduction to Biomedical Research 

0

Mentored Research (one 8 week lab rotation)

2

TOTAL

15


SPRING SEMESTER 

CREDITS

   

Recent Advances in Biomedical Science Journal Club (required)

1

Electives and/or Research in Track

0-14

Mentored Research (one lab rotation of necessary)

0-6

TOTAL

12-15

   
SUMMER SEMESTER

CREDITS

 

 

Biostatistics (required)

3

Research in Track

0-7

Elective and/or Track-specific Course(s)

0-7

Mentored Research (one lab rotation if necessary)

0-3

TOTAL

8-10

YEAR 2

Electives and Track-specific courses as required by Track (see Track websites)
Students mainly engage in thesis research after the first year.

Overall Requirements (a total of 40 course credits are required):

  • Minimum Didactic Coursework – 25 credits
  • Minimum Thesis Research (INDI699) – 10 credits**
  • Additional Coursework or Research in Track – to fulfill 40 credits

*Students in the MD/M.S. program are not required to take these courses.

**Students must have successfully completed the qualifying examination before registering for Thesis Research.

Last Updated: 6/26/15