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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.

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First Year

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ANAT 1101AGross Anatomy4.0
ANAT 1101BGross Anatomy2.5
ANAT 1104Neuroanatomy2.0
BIOC 1102Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics4.5
HIST 1106Medical Cell and Tissue Biology3.0
PHYS 1116Medical Physiology6.5

Second Year

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MPH 650Basic Statistics and Research3.0
MSA 2A01Seminar in Anatomy I1.0
MSA 2A02Seminar in Anatomy II1.0
MSA 2A03Human Development2.0
MSA 2A04Teaching in Anatomy (Required for dual degree students only)4.0
MSA 2A10Preparation for the Comprehensive Exam2.0
MSA 2A14Teaching in Anatomy I2.0
MSA 2A18Advanced Dissections in Anatomy I1.0
MSA 2A24Teaching in Anatomy II2.0
MSA 2A28Advanced Dissections in Anatomy II1.0

MSA 2A29

MSA Capstone Experience 2.0


3.0 elective credit hours are required for primary degree; 6.0 required for dual degree.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
INST 2003Cranial Nerves – A Case Based-Approach1.0
INST 2026Problem-Based Anatomy1.0
INST 2065Coronary Circulation1.0
LAB 2115Basic Surgical and Medical Skills1.0
MBS 1B04ACell Biology I1.5
MBS 1B04BCell Biology II1.5
MICR 1103Microbiology and Immunology6.0
MSA 2A07Research1.0-2.0
MSA 2A11Tools for Teaching1.0
MSA 2A12Literature Review3.0
PATH 1109General Pathology2.5