MS Degree Program

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M.S. Degree Program

The MS degree program is intended for students who are engaged in research and academic careers. This program generally requires a minimum of two years, and should be taken as Plan A (with thesis), as described in the Graduate School Catalog. Students complete a minimum of 14 credits in the major, including 4 credits of oral biology topics courses (OBIO 8021-8029). Courses for credit in the major may be taken from other disciplines with the approval of the advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies. Registration and participation in the oral biology student seminar series (OBIO 8030) is required each semester. Students must also complete a minor or related field program (minimum 6 credits) in a related non-clinical discipline.

In addition, students in the Plan A masters program must complete a research project under the supervision of the advisor, and write and successfully defend a thesis. The Graduate School requires that the thesis title be submitted as part of the program registration, and should be submitted after completion of 10 credits and not later than the second semester in residence.

The Graduate School also requires that students enroll for a minimum of 10 master’s thesis credits (OBIO 8777) before receiving the degree. A final oral examination is required.

For a typical program calendar, click here.

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