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Ph.D. Master's International Students

Anatomy has long been considered as the basis of all the biomedical sciences (including clinical medicine). Manifestations of health and disease can be regarded as attributes of anatomical structures ranging in size from individual molecules to whole organs. The Anatomy concentration, within the Master’s Program in Medical Sciences, has been developed to provide a concentrated program of study that is designed for students interested in either future doctoral or professional programs in the biomedical sciences. The program combines several disciplines, including anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, embryology, neuroscience and medical ethics with an option of directed research, the latter experience allowing the student to specialize in an area of anatomy of their individual choice. Graduates of the program will have developed expertise and experience in human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology and histology and will be able to apply these skills in a variety of educational and healthcare settings. The rigorous program allows students to demonstrate their full academic ability for future graduate programs or medical school. The anatomy program promotes the broad intellectual focus required of future graduate students in the anatomical sciences or other health-care professions by providing courses that integrate modern teaching methods with extensive student participation that are designed to improve their oral and presentation skills which are critical to their future professional development.

  • GMS 6001 Foundation in Biomedical Sciences (6 hrs)
  • GMS 6610 Advanced Neuroanatomy (4 hrs)
  • GMS 6870 Medical Ethics & Humanities (3 hrs) OR
  • GMS 6091 Research Ethics (1 hrs)
  • Electives
  • GMS 6604 Embryology (3 hrs)
  • GMS 6608 Advanced Microscopic Anatomy (3 hrs)
  • Electives
  • GMS 6609 Advanced Gross Anatomy (6 hrs)
  • Electives


  • GMS 6091 Responsible Research (1 hrs)
  • GMS 6870 Medical Ethics & Humanities (3 hrs-also included in 1st year MD curriculum)
  • GMS 7910 Directed Research (3 hrs)
  • PHC 6050 Biostatistics  (3 hrs)


  • GMS 6020 Neuroscience
  • GMS 7910 Directed Research (3 hrs)
  • GMS 6334 Pathobiology of Human Cancer (3 hrs)


  • GMS 7910 Directed Research (3 hrs)
  • GMS 7930 History of Anatomy (2 hrs)
  • MCB 6433 Clinical Correlations in Molecular Medicine (3 hrs)
  • PHC 6050 Biostatistics  (3 hrs)

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