Major: Biological Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 83.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26-0101; 26-0102
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-1029
About the Program
The Master of Science in Biological Science (MBS) program combines the former one-year Medical Science Preparatory (MSP) program curriculum with the Master of Science in Biological Science (MBS) curriculum into a two-year Master’s program. Starting in Academic Year 2016-2017, the program curriculum will be offered as MS in Biomedical Studies (MBS) program.
In the first year, students take advanced undergraduate courses in physics and chemistry, graduate courses in biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, psychology and laboratory techniques, and a year-long dedicated MCAT preparation course. At the end of the year, students sit for the MCAT and complete a summer research project. Students transition into the second year of the program after successful completion of the first year curriculum (minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 and all courses with passing grades). During the second year, students take rigorous coursework in biochemistry, physiology, cell biology & histology and neuroanatomy, utilizing the IMS medical school-equivalent lectures and laboratory materials, as well as an ethics and a professionalism course, to complete the MS degree.
For more information about the program, visit the College of Medicine Master of Science in Biological Science web page.
|Required MS Courses|
|IMSP 502S||Medicine and Society I||3.0|
|IMSP 503S||Medicine and Society II||2.0|
|IMSP 510S||Medical Biochemistry I||7.5|
|IMSP 511S||Medical Biochemistry II||0.5|
|IMSP 520S||Medical Physiology I||3.5|
|IMSP 521S||Medical Physiology II||3.5|
|IMSP 540S||Cell Biology & Microanatomy I||5.0|
|IMSP 541S||Cell Biology and Microanatomy II||3.0|
|IMSP 560S||Medical Neuroscience||6.0|
|Summer Research Project|
|MSPP 550S||Research Project||2.0|
|Additional Non-required Courses|
|Medical Immunology *|
|Medical Nutrition *|
These courses are optional and not necessary for the completion of the MS degree.