Master of Science Degree
Students pursuing a M.S. must earn a minimum of 38 credit hours beyond the Bachelor of Science degree. Students will engage in research throughout both years in the program, while completing most of their core coursework by 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, 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.