A minimum of 45 units is required for the M.S. degree, as detailed in the table below. Two options, a research track and a course work track, are available. Students must maintain a G.P.A. of at least 3.0. Students must adhere to all University and program policies as published in the Student Handbook, University CATALOG, or Student Guide. Policies and requirements are subject to change.

Basic science core  
IBGS 501 Biomedical Communication and Integrity 2
IBGS 502 Biomedical Information and Statistics 2
IBGS 511 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems I 6
IBGS 512 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II 6
IBGS 522 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II Journal Club 2
IBGS 523 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems III Journal Club 2
Seminars (all required)  
IBGS 604 Introduction to Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar 1
IBGS 605 Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar 1
Religion  
REL_ ____ Graduate-level religion course (RELE, RELR, or RELT) 3
Program specific courses 12
Choose from the following:  
Stem Cell Biology and Medicine  
Human Embryology Lecture  
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry  
Seminar in Stem Cells and Cancer  
Biochemical Basis of Human Disease SM 2
IBGS 525 Translational Research Training 2
MDCJ 520 Basis of Medical Genetics 2
MDCJ 560 Basis of Medical Genetics 2
MICR 515 Introduction to Bioinformatics and Genomics 2
MICR 530 Immunology 4
MICR 537 Selected Topics in Molecular Biology 1-3
PHSL 541 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
PHSL 587 Physiology of Reproduction 2

Noncourse requirements

Course work track:  a comprehensive written examination over the graduate course work in lieu of preparing a thesis.

Research track:   pass an oral examination given by his/her graduate guidance committee after the thesis has been completed.

Normal time to complete the program

Two (2) years— based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted

Comparison

See the comparison of the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs.