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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The specific course requirements for an MS degree in Biomedical Sciences are a minimum of 36 semester credit hours of pertinent coursework to be completed over a period of 2 - 3 years to include the following: 

Specific course requirements for an MS degree

Required Coursework

Credit Hours

GS21 1051 The Ethical Dimensions of Biomedical Sciences


Data Acquisition and Management (Online Ethics Module)


Responsible Authorship and Publication (Online Ethics Module)


Didactic courses (graded A-F)


GS00 1520 Research in Biomedical Sciences


GS00 1910 Thesis for Master of Science


Additional courses


The majority (i.e. over 50%) of the 12 credit hours of graded didactic coursework and the 36 total credit hours of coursework, plus the majority of any additional coursework required by the Academic Standards Committee or the student's Advisory Committee, must be GSBS courses. Courses with GSBS inter-institutional course codes may be taken at other UTHealth schools, or at an institution with which we have consortium arrangements (e.g., Rice University, University of Houston, or Baylor College of Medicine, etc.).