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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Students admitted to the Individualized MS Program in Biomedical Sciences may choose to select an area of research concentration by affiliating with one of the following Programs. Each program has a specific set of requirements for MS students in addition to the general curriculum requirements. 

If you have any questions regarding affiliating with a program please contact Dr. Swindell or Dr. Moore.
A list of current Program Directors/Program Managers can be found here.

Program Course Requirements for MS Students

Biochemistry and Cell Biology

GS03 1023 Current Methods in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
GS13 1024 Molecular Basis of Cell Signaling

Cancer Biology

GS04 1235 Basic and Translational Cancer Biology

Genetics and Epigenetics

GS04 1253 Principles of Genetics & Epigenetics

Not required but suggested:

Immunology

GS06 1013 Fundamental Immunology
GS06 1002 Emerging Concepts in Immunology
GS06 1611 Advanced Topics in Immunology

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

GS07 1015 Microbial Genetics and Physiology

Neuroscience

Two neuroscience courses (earning a grade of B or higher)

Quantitative Science

GS01 1143 Introduction to Bioinformatics
GS14 1612 Biostatistics for Life Sciences
GS01 1031 Quantitative Sciences Student Seminar

Therapeutics and Pharmacology

GS04 1103 Principles of Therapeutics
One elective course (approved by the program director)