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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.

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 I4.5
ANAT 1101B – Gross Anatomy II2
HIST 1106 – Cell & Tissue Biology3
BIOC 1102 – Biochemistry/Molecular Genetics4.5
PHYS 1116 – Medical Physiology6.5
ANAT 1104 – Neuroanatomy2
MSA 2A01– Seminar in Anatomy I1
MSA 2A02 – Seminar in Anatomy II1
MSA 2A03 – Human Development2
MSA 2A18 – Adv Dissections in Anatomy I1
MSA 2A28 – Adv Dissections in Anatomy II1
MSA 2A14 – Teaching in Anatomy I2
MSA 2A24 – Teaching in Anatomy II2
MSA 2A04 – Teaching in Anatomy (Dual degree students only)4
MPH O650 – Basic Stats & Research3
MSA 2A10 – Preparation for the Comprehensive Examination2


Credit Hours

INST 2065 – Coronary Circulation1
INST 2003 – Cranial Nerves1
LAB 2115 – Basic Surgical & Medical Skills1
MICR1103A – Immunology1.5
MICR1103B – Microbiology4.5
MBS 1B04A – Cell Biology I1.5
MBS 1B04B – Cell Biology II1.5
MSA 2A07 – Research1-2
INST 2026 – Problem-Based Anatomy1
MSA 2A11 – Tools for Teaching1
MSA 2A12 – Literature Review3
PATH 1109 – General Pathology2.5
 Total Credit Hours40.5
37.5 core + 3.0 electives
Total Credit Hours – Dual Degree
(Biochemistry and Medical Physiology are prerequisites)
26.5 core + 6.0 electives