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Program Curriculum

Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0408)

A minimum total of 30 credits and a Master’s Literature Review (Track A) or 32 credits and a Master’s Thesis (Track B) are required for graduation. Research credits may be substituted for didactic credits in the M.S. Research Thesis track (Track B), but not in Track A. In all cases, only didactic credits may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements.

The Biomedical Science & Management track (Track 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 (PATM 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.

Track A:  
Required Courses  
General Biochemistry I (BCHM 1010) 4 credits
General Biochemistry II (BCHM 1020) 4 credits
Mammalian Physiology I (PHYM 1010) 4 credits
Cell Biology (CBAM 1360) 3 credits
Introduction to Pathology (PATM 1080) 3 credits
Systemic Pathology (PATM 1090) 3 credits
Lectures in Histology (CBAM 1320) 3 credits
Laboratory in Histology (CBAM 1330) 2 credits
Basic Immunology (MCRM 2010) 2 credits
  OR Immunopharmacology (PHRM 2710) 2 credits
Student Seminar Courses (7101, 7102 series) 2 credits
Master’s Literature Review (PATM 9750) 0 credits
TOTAL 30 credits 

 

Track B:  
Required Courses  
Introduction to Pathology (PATM 1080) 3 credits
Systemic Pathology (PATM 1090) 3 credits
General Biochemistry I (BCHM 1010) 4 credits 
Mammalian Physiology I (PHYM 1010) 4 credits
Responsible Conduct of Research (BMSM 2020) 2 credits
Life in Biomedical Research (BMSM 3510) 2 credits
Graduate Research Workshop (BMSM 8050) 1 credit
Master’s Thesis Research (PATM 9800)  1-5 credits
Master's Thesis (PATM 9850) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only)  8-12 credits
TOTAL 32 credits