Graduate study in anatomy provides advanced professional education in the essentials of human anatomy, including gross anatomy, developmental anatomy (embryology), microanatomy (cell biology/histology), and neurobiology. The Master of Science degree in anatomy is designed primarily for students who expect to continue on to doctoral studies (Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent).
The department also offers a certificate program in anatomy. This program is for students who have an interest in anatomy but do not want to pursue, or do not need, a master's degree. The program of study consists of three of the core graduate anatomy courses.
Anatomy - Minimum requirements include an overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0-plus. Although there are no uniform prerequisites, it is recommended that applicants have completed at least two years of biology, including vertebrate anatomy, and two years of chemistry, including organic chemistry. Letters of recommendation are an important admission consideration.
Students who do not plan to complete the degree program or who do not meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School may be admitted on a non-degree basis in order to take selected anatomy courses. Written permission by the appropriate course director is required to enroll in each anatomy course. Contact the Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology Department for informationconcerning enrollment procedures.
For additional information:
- Anatomy, MS
- Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology
- College of Science and Mathematics
- Boonshoft School of Medicine