Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science – 40 credits of course work with a grade point average of “B” or better. Successful completion of a Qualifying Examination. Original laboratory research culminating in a written Thesis acceptable to an advisory committee and the graduate school.
The academic program for Ph.D. students features two years of general and specialized course work followed by a period of intensive research in an area selected by the student and his/her faculty mentor. Each program features a combination of required and elective courses. All students are required to take a graduate-level course in biochemistry and molecular biology. Students also receive training in preparation and presentation of seminars. Most courses are specifically tailored for Ph.D. students, although several programs also require specific medical school courses as part of their training program. A full description of academic programs, faculty research, course offerings and other academic matters is available in Academic Programs.
Masters – 30 credits with a grade point average of “B” or better.
MS (Masters of Science in Biomedical Science) - 25 credits of course work with a grade point average of “B” or better. Original laboratory (5 credits) research culminating in a written Thesis acceptable to an advisory committee and the graduate school.
MBS (Masters of Biomedical Science) - 30 credits of coursework and maintain a “B” average.
In addition to electives, all Masters Students must take:
1. Seminar in Biomedical Sciences (1 credit)
2. Research in Biomedical Sciences – lab rotation – (2 credits)
3. Any one of the following 3 options:
i) Fundamentals in Biomedical Sciences 1 (Fall) & 2 (Spring) – 6 credits over 2 semesters; one evening a week 6 – 9 pm.
ii) Molecular and Genetic Medicine – 7 credits, Fall semester with limited enrollment (for those contemplating application to Medical or Osteopathic Schools)
iii) Dental Physiology (Fall) - 5 credits, and Dental Biochemistry (Spring) - 4 credits; both with limited enrollment (for those contemplating application to Dental Schools).
Certificate - A certificate (18 credits with a grade point average of "B" or better) is achieved by taking the requirements listed under the corresponding Certificate Programs".