Masters in Medical Sciences Concentrations

M.S. in Medical Sciences, Anatomy

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 or healthcare and education professions. Graduates of the program will have developed expertise and experience in human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology, histology, pathology and laboratory medicine 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 skills which are critical to their future professional development.


Fall Semester

  • GMS 6605 - Basic Medical Anatomy* (3)
  • GMS 6630 - Basic Medical Histology* (3)
  • GMS 6323 - Pathology Case Studies 1 (musculoskeletal disorders) (2)
  • GMS 6612 - Supervised Teaching in Anatomy (1)
  • GMS 6601 - Introduction to Laboratory Medicine/Diagnosis (2) OR
  • GMS 6324 - Pathology Case Studies 2 (GI disorders) (2)

Spring Semester

  • GMS 6610 - Advanced Neuroanatomy (3)
  • GMS 6604 - Basic Human Structure & Function* (3)
  • GMS 6607 - Pathology Case Studies 4 (reproductive disorders) (2)
  • GMS 6352 - Forensic Pathology (3)

Summer Semester

  • GMS 6609 - Advanced Gross Anatomy (3)
  • GMS 6871 - Health Sciences Ethics (2)
  • Elective (2)

Summer Electives

  • GMS 6608 - Pathology Case Studies 5 (endocrine disorders) (2)
  • GMS 6325 - Pathology Case Studies 3 (neurological disorders) (2)
  • GMS 6908 - Medical Sciences Independent Study (2)
  • GMS 6950 - Biomedical Science Communication and Instructional Skills (2)
  • GMS 6671 - History of Medical Sciences (2)


Minimum 31 credits required for the degree

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