Students pursuing a TBMH M.S. degree must earn a minimum of 38 credit hours beyond the B. S. degree.  Students will engage in research throughout both years in the program, while completing most of their core coursework by the end of year 1. Students will take an intensive “Gateway” course (TBMH 5004, 8 credits) in semester 1, where they will learn the fundamentals of biomedicine, physiological systems, and translational science. They will then select a focus area in semester 2 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. The six focus areas are: Neuroscience; Cancer; Public Health Implementation Science; Metabolic and Cardiovascular Science; Immunity and Infectious Disease; and Tissue Engineering and Reparative Medicine. Students will continue a core curriculum in parallel with their focus-area-specific coursework, which includes professional development, ethics, and statistics, as well as program retreats and presentations. In total, students will take 24 credits of core coursework, 3 credits quantitative requirement, and a minimum of 11 credits of thesis research.

Year 1
Fall Spring
TBMH 5004 Translational Biology, Medicine, & Health 8 cr
TBMH 50X4 Fundamentals of (Focus Area) 8 cr
TBMH 5105 Professional Development & Ethics 2 cr
TBMH 5304
Research Experience in TBMH
3 cr
TBMH 5304 Research Experience in TBMH 3 cr
    13 cr     11 cr
Year 2
Fall Spring
  Quantitative Elective 3 cr TBMH 5994 Research and Thesis 7 cr
TBMH 5994 Research and Thesis 4 cr
    7 cr     7 cr

Total 38 credits

Focus Area Fundamentals courses

TBMH 5014 Fundamentals of Neuroscience 4 credits
TBMH 5024 Fundamentals of Cancer 4 credits
TBMH 5034 Fundamentals of Public Health Implementation Science 4 credits
TBMH 5044 Fundamentals of Metabolism and Cardiovascular Science 4 credits
TBMH 5054 Fundamentals of Immunity and Infectious Disease 4 credits
TBMH 5064 Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Reparative Medicine  4 credits