Students pursuing a doctorate will earn a minimum of 100 credit hours beyond the bachelor of science degree. Students will engage in research rotations in year one, while completing most of their core coursework, and will commit to a thesis research lab at the end of year one.
- Take an intensive “Gateway” course in semester one, where they will learn the fundamentals of biomedicine, physiological systems, and translational science.
- Then select a focus area in semester two and take two intensive “Fundamentals” courses (4 credits each) covering in depth the fundamentals of that focus area, with heavy emphasis on translational exemplars and case studies.
- Continue a core curriculum in parallel with their focus-area-specific coursework, which includes professional development, ethics, seminars and scientific analysis, as well as program retreats and presentations.
- In total, students will take 31 credits of core coursework, 3 credits quantitative requirement, 3 credits of free electives, and 63 credits of dissertation research.