May 22, 2019
Dr. Kathleen McDonough
Requirements for the Degree
- Residence - 1 academic year, 2 semesters, or 4 summer terms represents the minimum requirement. 2 years residence represents a more realistic average.
- Semester Hours - Minimum requirement is 30 semester hours of graduate work, not over six hours of which is allowed for research and compostion of a thesis, and not more than 2 credit hours of seminars. At least 15 semester hours must be in graduate courses outside the medical or dental curriculum. Program requirements will generally exceed these minimal requirements. Although concentration is required in the major field of interest, every program should include at least six semester hours of credit in one or more related fields. INTER 220 and INTER 260 are required courses for all students.
- Transfer Credit - Candidates for the M.S. degree may receive up to 13 hours of transfer credit at the discretion of the program involved, providing they have completed the courses, which are comparable to School of Graduate Studies courses in another graduate level institution, and satisfy the subject matter requirements. No transfer credit is permitted for course work receiving a grade below B. Transfer of the credit does not reduce the residency requirement.
- Candidacy - A student becomes a candidate if the student has completed 12 semester hours of work with a B average and has received program approval.
- Foreign Language - There is no School of Graduate Studies requirement for foreign languages.
- Thesis Instructions - Instructions on the preparation of the thesis may be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies website. For the planned graduation date, the student should check the school calendar date for the final date for the submission of the thesis to the School of Graduate Studies. Final approval of the thesis rests with a committee of not less than 3 graduate faculty members, 1 of whom must be from a department different than the student’s department, nominated by the head of the department, and appointed by the dean. The dean may serve as a member or may appoint members to the committee.
Biomedical Sciences Curriculum
- Year 1
- INTER 111: Biochemistry
- INTER 121: Molecular Biology
- INTER 122: Cell Biology
- INTER 125: Microbial Pathogenesis
- INTER 131: Biological Systems A
- INTER 132: Biological Systems B
- INTER 141: Genetics
- INTER 142: Pharmacology
- INTER 143: Experimental Design and Analysis
- Two 8-9 week laboratory rotations
- Year 2
- INTER 220: Ethics in Biomedical Sciences
- INTER 260: Responsible Conduct of Research
- Research and Defense of Thesis