Specific Requirements of the Master of Science in Applied Anatomy Degree

  • The MS in Applied Anatomy degree requires a total of 30 credit hours of study and a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  • Required courses (the Anatomical Sciences Core Curriculum) represent 13-17 credit hours.
  • Current medical students seeking the joint MD/MS degree are required to take at least one Surgical Anatomy course (4 credits) during their fourth year.
  • The thesis-based MS degree (Plan A) requires a minimum of 6 credit hours of ANAT 651 (Thesis: Master of Science).

All degree requirements must be completed within five years; most students complete the program in two years. Tuition (30 credits) is distributed over the five semesters that post-baccalaureate MS students typically are enrolled (no additional tuition is required for enrolled medical students); stipends are not provided for the Master of Science program. The university Office of Financial Aid coordinates all financial assistance.

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