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Masters Courses/Curriculum

Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, in order to receive his or her MS degree.

All students are required to take the following courses, which total 6 credit hours:

Required Courses

Fall Spring
CELL 7860 Seminars in CMB (3 credits)* CELL 7870 Seminars in CMB (3 credits)*

The remaining 24 credits will consist of lecture or lab courses such as the electives listed below.

Elective Courses

CELL 6000: Biomedical Ethics [3 Credits]

CELL 6010: Cellular Biochemistry [3 Credits]

CELL 6030: Molecular Biology [3 Credits]

CELL 6035: Molecular Biology Laboratory [1 Credit]

CELL 6050: Foundations of Pharmacology [3 Credits]

CELL 6070: Neurobiology of Aging [3 Credits]

CELL 6080: Advanced Developmental and Cell Biology II [3 Credits]

CELL 6110: Human Histology [4 Credits]

CELL 6130: Embryology [4 Credits]

CELL 6150: Methods in Neuroscience [3 Credits]

CELL 6155: Methods in Neuroscience Laboratory [3 Credits]

CELL 6160: Developmental Biology [3 Credits]

CELL 6180: Animal Models in Biomedical Research [3 Credits]

CELL 6200: General Endocrinology [3 Credits]

CELL 6210: Physiology [3 Credits]

CELL 6220: Microbiology [3 Credits]

CELL 6225: Microbiology Laboratory [1 Credit]

CELL 6230: Virology [3 Credits]

CELL 6310: Cellular Neuroscience [3 Credits]

CELL 6320: Systems Neuroscience [1 Credit]

CELL 6325: Neuroanatomy Laboratory [3 Credits]

CELL 6340: Neurobiology of Disease [3 Credits]

CELL 6350: Developmental Neurobiology [3 Credits]

CELL 6360: Topics in Neurophysiology [3 Credits]

CELL 6370: Molecular Neurobiology [3 Credits]

CELL 6400: Regenerative Biology [3 Credits]

CELL 6440: Advanced Molecular Biology [3 Credits]

CELL 6450: Genome Biology [3 Credits]

CELL 6480: Head and Neck Anatomy [3 Credits]

CELL 6490: Anatomy/ with human cadaver lab [4 Credits]

CELL 6500: Advanced Molecular Neurobiology [3 Credits]

CELL 6550: Synaptic Organization of the Brain [3 Credits]

CELL 6560: Fundamentals of Pathophysiology [3 Credits]

CELL 6630: Cellular Neurophysiology [3 Credits]

CELL 6660: Special Topics in Cell & Molecular Biology [1-3 Credits]

CELL 6710: Molecular Biology of Cancer [3 Credits]

CELL 6750: Cell Biology [3 Credits]

CELL 6755: Cell Biology Laboratory [1 Credit]

CELL 6780: Developmental Genetics [3 Credits]

CELL 6840: Current Topics in Developmental Biology [3 Credits]

Students may be permitted to take electives from other departments with the approval of the program's Co-Directors.

*This course will include on site work experiences coupled with formal classroom presentations summarizing the work. The Experiential component includes 50 required hours per semester and will be tailored to the student's career path which can range from traditional laboratory research to Service Learning programs in medical or professional settings.