Each student in the research Master of Science Graduate Program completes the following core set of courses:
- Introduction to Nucleic Acids and Proteins (BMS 601)
- Introduction to Cell Structure and Metabolism (BMS 602)
- Regulation of Cell Function (BMS 603)
- Cellular Basis of Disease (BMS 604)
- Statistical Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences (BMS 617)
- Communication Skills for Biomedical Sciences (BMS 660 and 661)
- Seminar (BMS 680, minimum of 6 hours)
- Introduction to Research (research rotations) (BMS 785)
- Research (BMS 882, maximum of 15 hours)
- Responsible Conduct of Research (BMS 644)
Each student must also successfully complete additional courses as determined by his/her research cluster and advisory committee. Please consult the individual Research Clusters to learn more about their respective requirements.
Students select an advisory committee no later than the end of the first year of graduate education. The committee usually consists of at least five faculty members with appropriate expertise.