The student will select a major advisor, and the student and his/her major advisor, along with an advisory committee will formulate a plan of study. The advisory committee will assist the student during the entire program.

M.S., Major in Biomedical Sciences requirements: 30 credits

BMS 604Fundamentals Of Cell And Molecular Biology6
IDC 601Responsible Conduct of Research1
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Principles of Biochemistry (must have grade of 'B' or better)
Medical Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
Human Physiology
Microscopic Anatomy
Fundamentals of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Pathology
Proteins: Structure-Function Relationships
Human Neuroanatomy
Developmental Biology
Advanced Neuroscience
Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Transmembrane Signaling
Biostatistics and Analysis of Clinical Data Evidence-based Practice
Introduction to Neurobiology
Human Neuroanatomy
Host Defense
Receptor and Molecular Pharmacology
Electives: Select electives to reach the required 30 credits for degree.2
BMS 791Seminar (every semester)4
BMS 792Journal Club (every semester)4
BMS 797Directed Independent Research6
BMS 799Master's Thesis 11
Total Credits30


M.S. candidates must present and defend a thesis. The defense is open to the public, but only the examining committee may participate directly in the examination. Copies of the thesis must be presented to their advisory committee and the Graduate Dean at least 30 days prior to the defense.