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Curriculum

The master of science in anatomy curriculum is designed to immerse you in the discipline of anatomy while honing your teaching and presentation skills. Through your courses, teaching hours, individual journaling, laboratory work and research, you will develop a deep knowledge of anatomy – critically needed in the medical profession – and an exceptional ability to share that knowledge.

Read course descriptions here. In addition to coursework, students in the M.S. in anatomy degree program must complete the comprehensive examination in anatomy.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

ANAT 1101A – Gross Anatomy I 4.5
ANAT 1101B – Gross Anatomy II 2
HIST 1106 – Cell & Tissue Biology 3
BIOC 1102 – Biochemistry/Molecular Genetics 4.5
PHYS 1116 – Medical Physiology 6.5
ANAT 1104 – Neuroanatomy 2
MSA 2A01– Seminar in Anatomy I 1
MSA 2A02 – Seminar in Anatomy II 1
MSA 2A03 – Human Development 2
MSA 2A18 – Adv Dissections in Anatomy I 1
MSA 2A28 – Adv Dissections in Anatomy II 1
MSA 2A14 – Teaching in Anatomy I 2
MSA 2A24 – Teaching in Anatomy II 2
MSA 2A04 – Teaching in Anatomy (Dual degree students only) 4
MPH O650 – Basic Stats & Research 3
MSA 2A10 – Preparation for the Comprehensive Examination 2

Electives

Credit Hours

INST 2065 – Coronary Circulation 1
INST 2003 – Cranial Nerves 1
LAB 2115 – Basic Surgical & Medical Skills 1
MICR1103A – Immunology 1.5
MICR1103B – Microbiology 4.5
MBS 1B04A – Cell Biology I 1.5
MBS 1B04B – Cell Biology II 1.5
MSA 2A07 – Research 1-2
INST 2026 – Problem-Based Anatomy 1
MSA 2A11 – Tools for Teaching 1
MSA 2A12 – Literature Review 3
PATH 1109 – General Pathology 2.5
 Total Credit Hours 40.5
37.5 core + 3.0 electives
Total Credit Hours – Dual Degree
(Biochemistry and Medical Physiology are prerequisites)
32.5
26.5 core + 6.0 electives