Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.; D.O./Ph.D.)

The doctoral program in the biomedical science program is designed for those students who are interested in research that spans two or more different disciplines. A student who initially is accepted into the discipline and then decides to focus on a single discipline should transfer into that discipline by the end of the first year in graduate school. To transfer, the student must have approval of the graduate advisor and chair of the new discipline as well as from the graduate advisor and chair of the discipline of biomedical sciences. The change of discipline form is available on the graduate school web page http://web.unthsc.edu/education/gsbs under "Forms".

Degree plans for students in the biomedical science discipline are tailored to the individual student's interests and vary greatly due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program. For these reasons, advanced and elective courses offered after completion of the first year core curriculum are not indicated. Full time enrollment requires a minimum of 12 SCH in the fall and spring semesters and 6 SCH in the summer. The following is a typical degree plan for a doctoral student in the biomedical science discipline:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) DEGREE

Year 1

Fall
BMSC 6301 Integrative Biomedical Sciences CORE I: 4 SCH

Principles of Biochemistry
BMSC 6302 Integrative Biomedical Sciences CORE II: 4 SCH

Molecular Cell Biology
BMSC 5160 Biomedical Ethics 1 SCH
BMSC 5135 Introduction to Faculty Research Programs 1 SCH
BMSC 5150 Laboratory Rotations 2 SCH

Spring
BMSC 6303 Integrative Biomedical Sciences CORE III: 3 SCH

Physiology
BMSC 6304 Integrative Biomedical Sciences IV 2 SCH

Pharmacology
BMSC 6305 Integrative Biomedical Sciences CORE V: 3 SCH

Immunology and Microbiology
BMSC 5135 Introduction to Faculty Research Programs     1 SCH


BMSC 5150 Laboratory Rotations 1 SCH

Electives 2 SCH


Summer

BMSC 5400

Biostatistics for Biomedical Sciences

4 SCH

BMSC 6998

Individual Research

2 SCH

BMSC639001

Special Problems: Short Course in Health Disparities

1 SCH

Year 2
Fall
BMSC 5140 Seminar in Current Topics 1 SCH
BMSC 6998 Individual Research 1-4 SCH

Electives 10-7 SCH

Spring
BMSC 6998 Individual Research 4 SCH
BMSC 5140 Seminar in Current Topics 1 SCH
BMSC 5310 Scientific Communications 3 SCH

Electives 4 SCH

Summer
BMSC 6998 Individual Research 6 SCH

Oral Qualifying Exam


BMSC6390001 Special Problems: Short Course in Health Disparities 1 SCH

Year 3
Fall
BMSC 6310 Grant Writing 3 SCH
BMSC 6998 Individual Research 8-2 SCH
BMSC 5140 Seminar in Current Topics 1 SCH

Electives

Research Proposal

0-6 SCH


Spring
BMSC 6395 Doctoral Dissertation 3 SCH

Electives 3 SCH



Summer
BMSC 6395 Doctoral Dissertation 6 SCH
BMSC 6390001 Special Problems: Short Course in Health Disparities 1 SCH

Year 4
Fall
BMSC 6395 Doctoral Dissertation 6 SCH

Spring
BMSC 6395 Doctoral Dissertation 6 SCH


Total (Minimum)

99 SCH

D.O./Ph.D. DEGREES (M.S.T.P. and Dual Degree Students):
At least 45 hours of credits not included in the D.O. program is required to obtain the Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences as a second terminal degree.
This page last updated 11th Jul 2013