Example MS Schedules

complete your MS degree (30 credits) in two or three terms:

New students enter the MS program in the fall as full-time students and complete their MS degree over two terms (Fall & Spring) or three terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer) by earning a minimum of 30 credits through both required and elective courses.  To assist your planning and registration for classes, example schedules are provided below.  

two-term schedule

This schedule allows a students to earn their MS as a full-time student over two academic terms – fall and spring (late August through mid-May).  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 each fall and spring; full-time status for graduate students in fall and spring is 9 or more credit hours per semester.

FALL     

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 534-01

Cellular and Molecular Physio

4

PBIO 504-01

Biostatistics

3

PBIO 501-01

Physiology

5

PBIO 602-02

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

1

  Electives

2-4

     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15-17

SPRING

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 568-03

Pathophysiology

3

PBIO 907-01

Physiology Research Paper

2

PBIO 569-01

Neurophysiology

3

  Electives

5-7

     
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

13-15

three-term schedule

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

The cost of summer credits is billed per credit hour in addition to the flat tuition rate for the fall and spring semesters. As a result, completing 30 credits over three terms costs more than earning your MS over two terms. For the fall and spring semesters, full-time biomedical graduate students pay a flat tuition fee each semester, however summer term courses are billed per credit hour even for full-time students.

FALL*

Course Title

Credit Hours

PBIO 534

Cell and Molecular Physio

4

PBIO 504

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 three-term schedule are possible.  Classes offered in the summer include: PBIO603 Pathophysiology; PBIO 907 Capstone Paper; PBIO 569 Neurophysiology; PHAR 606 Nutrition).  

 
 

FOR 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 one term (spring or summer) or as a part-time student over two terms (fall and spring). To assist students registering for classes, example schedules are provided below. Part-time biomedical graduate students (fewer than 9 credits in fall/spring) pay per credit hour, and all biomedical graduate students enrolled in summer courses pay per credit hour.  

fall entry schedule for ABS GRADUATEs

ABS students entering the MS program in the fall will complete the MS program as a part-time student over two academic terms – fall and spring (August - May).  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.

spring entry schedule FOR ABS GRADUATES

ABS students entering the MS program in the spring will complete the MS program as a full-time student in one semester (January - May). 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 only need to register for the 8 credits of required courses to complete their MS. 

summer entry schedule FOR ABS GRADUATES

ABS students entering the MS program in the summer will complete the MS program as a full-time student in one semester. (June - August).  Biomedical graduate students enrolled in 6 or more 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 only need to register for the 8 credits of required courses to complete their MS.