The specific course requirements for an M.S. degree 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 M.S. degree

Required Coursework

Credit Hours

GS21 1051- The Ethical Dimensions of Biomedical Sciences

1

Data Acquisition and Management (Online Ethics Module)

-

Responsible Authorship and Publication (Online Ethics Module)

-

Didactic courses (graded A-F)

12

GS00 1520 Research in Biomedical Sciences

6

GS00 1910 Thesis for Master of Science

6

Additional courses

11       

The majority of the 36 credit hours* of coursework must be taken at the UT GSBS at Houston. 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.).

*Students who matriculated in Fall 2016 or earlier should adhere to the requirement of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. SMS students should consult their respective program websites for information regarding their minimum semester credit hour requirements. 

The following tabs provide examples of recommended and required M.S. coursework divided by term and year. Awards and Scholarships for each term/year can be found here. M.S. milestones for each term/year can be found here.

Year 1

Fall

Coursework

Credit Hours

Elective

3

GS211051 - The Ethical Dimensions of Biomedical Sciences

1

GS00 1520 - Research in Biomedical Sciences

5

Total Credit Hours

9

Spring

Coursework

Credit Hours

Elective

4-6

GS00 1520 - Research in Biomedical Sciences

3-5

Total Credit Hours

9

Summer

Coursework

Credit Hours

GS00 1520 - Research in Biomedical Sciences

6

Total Credit Hours

6

Years 2 & 3

Fall

Coursework

Credit Hours

Topic/Thesis Specific Electives

4

GS00 1910 Thesis for Master of Science

5

Total Credit Hours

9

Spring  

Coursework

Credit Hours

Topic/Thesis Specific Electives

4

GS00 1910 Thesis for Master of Science

5

Total Credit Hours

9 

Summer

Coursework

Credit Hours

GS00 1910 - Thesis for Master of Science

6

Total Credit Hours

6