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|
|IBGS 607||Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar 1||0|
|REL_ ____||Graduate-level religion course (RELE, RELR, or RELT)||3|
|Program specific courses|
|Choose from the following:||9|
|Introductory Flow Cytometry 3|
|Introduction to Bioinformatics and Genomics|
|Special Problems in Microbiology|
|Independent Study in Microbiology Literature|
|Degree completion options||11|
Electives (Choose 11 additional units from available electives listed below or from program-specific courses above)
|Research (5 units)|
|Thesis (1-3 units)|
|ANAT 507||Stem Cell Biology and Medicine||4|
|BCHM 515||Introduction to Bioinformatics||2|
|BCHM 544||Advanced Topics in Biochemistry||2-4|
|IBGS 525||Translational Research Training||2|
|MICR 537||Selected Topics in Molecular Biology 2, 3||1-3|
|PHRM 584||Drug Metabolism and Biochemical Pharmacology||4|
Registration and attendance required every quarter in residence, but units do not count toward total required for graduation.
Must take at least 3 units of course work with a clear microbiology focus.
Must take at least 3 units with a clear immunology focus.
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
See the comparison of the M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs.