Anatomy - Program Requirements

Academic Requirements

 

Requirements for a Masters Degree

To be awarded a M.S. degree in Anatomy, the student must successfully:

  • earn a total of 30 credit hours, of which at least 18 must be in 500 and 600 level courses (see curriculum). Students must maintain a B average (3.0) or better in academic courses to be retained in the program.
  • complete the ethics course
  • obtain 6 credits for thesis research (in year 2).
  • complete an original research project, and orally defend a written thesis describing the experimental design, results, and significance of the work.

 

Requirements for a Doctoral Degree

To be awarded a Ph.D. degree in Anatomy, the student must successfully:

  • earn a total of 30 credit hours, of which at least 18 must be in 500 and 600 level courses (see curriculum). Students must maintain a B average (3.0) or better in academic courses to be retained in the program and to continue to receive financial support.
  • assist in teaching one of the laboratory courses: either Gross Anatomy or Neuroanatomy
  • satisfactorily complete the following: (i) candidacy examination, and (ii) comprehensive examinations. Students must also demonstrate competency in the English language.
  • complete the ethics course
  • complete an original research project, and orally defend a written thesis describing the experimental design, results, and significance of the work.