Example MS Schedules

Students entering the MS without a G2 ABS certificate:

Students entering the MS without a G2 ABS certificate complete a minimum of 30 credits of coursework to earn their MS degree.   These students enter the MS program in the fall and complete the program as a full-time student over 10 months (August - June) or 12 months (August - August).  To assist students registering for classes, example schedules are provided below.  

1) 10-month schedule

This schedule allows a students to earn their MS as a full-time student (9 or more graduate credits) over two semesters – fall and spring (ending in early June).  Students who are applying to medical, dental or other programs while in the MS program should follow this schedule. Full-time biomedical graduate students pay a flat tuition fee.

FALL

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 534

Cell and Molecular Physio

4

BIST 501

Biostatistics

3

PBIO 501

Physiology

5

PBIO 602

Biomedical Career Pathways (only required for students applying to medical school)

1

  Elective 3-4
     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 15-17

SPRING

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 568

Pathophysiology

3

PBIO 907

Physiology Research Paper

2

PBIO 569

Neurophysiology

3

  Electives 5-7
     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 13-15

2) 12-month schedule

In the 12 month schedule (August - August) students elect to delay one fall elective course and one or more of selected spring courses (PBIO 569 Neurophysiology, PBIO 568 or 603 Pathophysiology, or PBIO 907 Physiology Research Paper) until the summer after their second semester.  Students will complete the MS degree over three semesters - fall, spring & summer -  as a full-time student.

The cost of summer credits is in addition to the flat tuition fee for the fall and spring semesters. As a result, completing 30 credits over 3 semesters costs more than earning your MS over 2 semesters. For the fall and spring semesters, full-time biomedical graduate students pay a flat tuition fee. Summer course work is billed per credit hour

FALL*

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 534

Cell and Molecular Physio

4

BIST 501

Biostatistics

3

PBIO 501

Physiology

5

PBIO 602

Biomedical Career Pathways (only required for students applying to medical school)

1

     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 12 -13

SPRING

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 568

Pathophysiology

3

PBIO 907

Physiology Research Paper

2

 

Electives

5-6

     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 10-11

SUMMER

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 569

Neurophysiology

3

 

Electives

4
     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 7

*Other variations of a 12-month schedule are possible.  Classes offered in the summer include: PBIO603 Pathophysiology; PBIO 907 Capstone Paper; PBIO 569 Neurophysiology; PHAR 606 Nutrition).  

Students entering the MS with a G2 ABS certificate:

Students entering the MS program with a G2 ABS certificate need to complete 8-10 credits of coursework to earn their MS degree. Students can do this as a full-time student over 1 semester (spring or summer) or as a part-time student over two semesters (fall and spring). To assist students registering for classes, example schedules are provided below. Part-time biomedical graduate students (< 9 credits) pay per credit hour. All biomedical graduate students enrolled in summer courses pay per credit hour

1) ABS graduate fall entry schedule

ABS students entering the MS program in the fall will complete the MS program as a part-time student over two semesters – fall and spring (August - June).  Part-time students (4.5 - 9 graduate credits) pay per credit hour.

FALL

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 907

Physiology Research Paper

2

 

Elective

2
     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 4*

SPRING

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 568

Pathophysiology

3

PBIO 569

Neurophysiology

3
     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 6

*A graduate student must be registered for at least 4.5 credit hours to be considered part-time.

2) ABS graduate spring entry schedule

ABS students entering the MS program in the spring will complete the MS program as a full-time student in one semester (January - June). Full-time biomedical graduate students (9 or more graduate credits) pay a flat tuition fee.  

SPRING

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 568

Pathophysiology

3

PBIO 569

Neurophysiology

3

PBIO 907

Physiology Research Paper

2

  Elective* 2*
     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 8-10

*Students who completed an elective in the ABS program and transferred >20 credits from the ABS program should not register for elective credits. These students need only to register for the 8 credits of required courses to complete their MS. 

3) ABS graduate summer entry schedule

ABS students entering the MS program in the summer will complete the MS program as a full-time student in one semester. (June - August). Student's enrolled in > 4 credit hours during summer are considered full-time. All biomedical graduate students enrolled in summer courses pay per credit hour.

SUMMER

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 603

Pathophysiology

3

PBIO 569

Neurophysiology

3

PBIO 907

Physiology Research Paper

2

PHARM 606 or PBIO 530

Elective* 2*
     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 8-10

*Students who completed an elective in the ABS program and transferred >20 credits from the ABS program should not register for elective credits. These students need only to register for the 8 credits of required courses to complete their MS.