What to Expect
Our flexible curriculum enables you to customize your master's degree beyond the core offerings of gross anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy and embryology to suit your interests.
You'll undergo extensive training in the macro- and microscopic structure of the entire human body using approaches that integrate virtual microscopy, problem-based learning, whole-body anatomical dissection and 3D neuroanatomical imaging through our augmented-reality software, HoloAnatomy.
Choose the non-thesis (Plan B) MS in Applied Anatomy to prepare for subsequent studies in medicine, dentistry, nursing or a career in teaching. Or choose the thesis (Plan A) MS in Applied Anatomy degree if you have a strong interest in research or plan to pursue a PhD.
Plus, if you're looking to attend medical school after you complete this degree, you'll be guaranteed an interview with the Admissions Committee of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine if you meet specific criteria.* And if you are already a student in CWRU's MD program, our joint MD/MS in Applied Anatomy program can help you prepare for an anatomy-focused speciality such as surgery or radiology.
*Note: Some criteria for the interview predate the program, including undergraduate GPA.