Traditional Master of Science Degree (M.S.; D.O./M.S.)

The master 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 is initially 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 9 SCH in the fall and spring semesters and 6 SCH in the summer. The following is a typical degree plan for a traditional master's student in the biomedical science discipline:

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) 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 1 SCH

Spring
BMSC 6303 Integrative Biomedical Sciences CORE III: 3 SCH

Physiology
BMSC 6304 Integrative Biomedical Sciences CORE 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

Summer
BMSC 6998 Individual Research 2 SCH

Elective (BMSC 5400 OR CGEN 6440)  4 SCH

BMSC6390001

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


Elective

7-4 SCH


Spring

BMSC 5395

Thesis

6 SCH


Electives

3 SCH



Total (Minimum)


46 SCH


D.O./M.S. DEGREES

At least 18 hours of credit not included in the D.O. program will be needed to obtain the M.S. degree in the discipline of biomedical sciences. These will normally include:

1. THESIS (BMSC 5395) - 6 credits
2. Electives - BMSC 6998 Individual Research; BMSC 5170 Techinques in Biomedical Sciences; BMSC 5390 Special Problems 

This page last updated 11th Jul 2013