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Program Overview

Master of Science Program

Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0411)

A minimum of 30 credits and either a Master’s Literature Review (Plan A) or a Master’s Thesis (Plan B) are required for graduation. At least six of the required elective credits must come from advanced microbiology and immunology courses, which include those with catalog numbers 2000 – 7900, except for MCRM 2010 and 2110. Other elective credits may include courses offered by other departments, with the prior approval of the program director.

The Professional Science Master’s track (Plan C) requires 36 credits overall. This total includes a minimum of 24 credits from the science curriculum, a minimum of 8 credits from the professional skills curriculum, and an internship and capstone project report. A Master’s Literature Review may be substituted for the capstone report if proprietary concerns at the company hosting the internship preclude a formal report. In certain circumstances, with the approval of the program director and associate dean for the professional science Master’s program, a research rotation (MCRM 9800 or BMSM 9800, minimum 3 credits) may be substituted for the internship, along with either a Master’s Literature Review or a Master’s Thesis.

Plan A:  
Required Courses  
General Biochemistry I (BCHM 1010)  4 credits
General Biochemistry II (BCHM 1020) 
  OR Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250) 
4 credits
4 credits
General Microbiology I & II (MCRM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
Master's Independent Study (MCRM 9700) 1 credit
Master’s Literature Review (MCRM 9750) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 13 credits
   
TOTAL 30 credits

 

Plan B:  
Required Courses  
General Biochemistry I (BCHM 1010)  4 credits
General Biochemistry II (BCHM 1020) 
  OR Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250) 
4 credits
4 credits
General Microbiology I & II (MCRM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
Master’s Thesis (MCRM 9850) 0 credits
Master’s Thesis Research (MCRM 9800) 1-5 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 9-14 credits
   
TOTAL 30 credits