School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Master Degree Program

The Master's Degree Program is intended for entry-level research and scholarly advancement in the biomedical sciences.  Requirements for admission to the Master's Degree Program within the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies are standard for all applicants to the Ph.D. program.  Prospective students are encouraged to review the “Policies and Procedures” of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies” for admissions criteria.

Upon matriculation, students within the Master's Degree Program immediately enter a laboratory, define a research project, and assemble a Research Committee. This committee will provide mentorship and guidance through the student’s academic and research activities.

The curriculum for each student within the Master's Degree Program is individually tailored by the Research Committee to meet the student’s training and professional needs.  Core requirements in bioethics, biostatistics, appropriate use of animals in research and procedures for human subjects in research, as well as presentation of scientific data must also be completed.

Stipends are typically not awarded for students within the Master's Degree Program.

Requirements for completion of the Master's Degree Program include successful completion of all prescribed coursework, completion of research as defined by the mentor and Research Committee and successful defense of the thesis, among other requirements.

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