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Program Overview

Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0408)

For the Master’s tracks in Plan A or B, 31 credits are required, as specified below, along with either a Master’s Literature Review (PATM 9750, Plan A) or a Master’s Thesis (PATM 9850, Plan B). Based upon prior background and interests, students may choose a sequence in either General Biochemistry, General Microbiology or, in Plan A, Histology. Research credits may be substituted for didactic credits in the M.S. Research Thesis track (Plan B), but not in Plan A. In all cases, only didactic credits may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements.

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 (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.

Plan A:  
Required Courses  
Introduction to Pathology (PATM 1080) 3 credits
Systemic Pathology (PATM 1090) 3 credits
Introduction to Epidemiology (PATM 1200) 3 credits
Environmental Toxicology (PATM 2310) 3 credits
Introduction to Biostatistics (BMSM 1200)
  OR Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences (BMSM 1200)
2 credits
3 credits
Any combination of the following courses - 8 credits:
  General Biochemistry I (BCHM 1010)
  General Biochemistry II (BCHM 1020)
  General Microbiology I (MCRM 1010)
  General Microbiology II (MCRM 1020)
  Lectures in Histology (CBAM 1320)
  Laboratory in Histology (CBAM 1330)

4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
3 credits
2 credits
Master's Independent Study (PATM 9700) 1 credit
Master’s Literature Review (PATM 9750) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 2-3 credits
   
TOTAL 31 credits 

 

Plan B:  
Required Courses  
Introduction to Pathology (PATM 1080) 3 credits
Systemic Pathology (PATM 1090) 3 credits
Introduction to Epidemiology (PATM 1200) 3 credits
General Biochemistry I & II (BCHM 1010, 1020)
  OR General Microbiology I & II (MCRM 1010, 1020) 
8 credits
Cell Biology (CBAM 1360) 3 credits
Introduction to Biostatistics (BMSM 1200)  
  OR Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences (BMSM 1200)
2 credits
3 credits
Master’s Thesis Research (PATM 9800)  1-5 credits
Master’s Thesis (PATM 9850) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only)  3-9 credits
   
TOTAL 31 credits