MS (full-time) Typical Curriculum

Fall 1
(10 credits)
  • ANAT 412/413 Histology (with lab) (Miller), 6 credits
  • PATH 475 Cell and Molecular Foundations of Pathology* (New course), 3 credits Textbook: Medical Cell Biology, Steven R. Goodman
  • PATH 511, seminar, 1 credit
  • Spring 1
    (10 credits)
  • PATH 510 Basic Path Mech, 4 credits
  • PATH 416 Fund Immunology, 4 credits
  • PATH 512 seminar, 1 credit
  • IBMS 500 Responsible conduct of research, 1 credit
  • Summer -
    (attendance optional in summer semester)
  • Gross Anatomy (elective course currently being established, 8 credits)
  • PATH 524 Cell Biology of Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Students may apply to laboratories to do research projects in related fields (e.g., cancer, immunology, neuropathology)
  • Pre-professional students may wish to spend time on school applications
  • Fall 2
    (7-10 credits)
  • PATH 511 seminar, 1 credit
  • Electives:
  • PATH 422 Molecular Genetics of Cancer, 3 credits
  • PATH 430 Oxidative stress and Disease Pathogenesis, 1 credit
  • PATH 465 Advanced Immunobiology, 3 credits
  • PATH 481 Immunology of Infectious disease, 3 credits
  • PATH 488 Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology, 3 credits
  • PATH 522 Skeletal biology, 3 credits
  • PATH 525 Transport and Targeting of Macromolecules in Health and disease, 3 credits
  • Other electives upon approval
    Spring 2
    (7-10 credits)
  • PATH 512 seminar, 1 credit
  • Electives:
  • PATH 415 Cytoskeleton and disease, 1 credit
  • PATH 432 Current Topics in Vision Research, 3 credits
  • PATH 444 Neurodegenerative Diseases: Pathological, Cell and Molecular Perspectives, 3 credits
  • PATH 460 Introduction to Microarrays, 3 credits
  • PATH 488 Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology, 3 credits
  • PATH 521 Special Topics in Cancer biology and Clinical Oncology, 4 credits
  • PATH 524 Cell Biology of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 3 credits
  • PATH 601, 1-3 credits
  • Other electives upon approval

    MS (full-time) Accelerated Curriculum

    Summer 1
    (8 credits)
  • ANAT 410 Gross Anatomy, 6 credits
  • Fall 1
    (10 credits)
  • ANAT 412/413 Histology (with lab) (Miller), 6 credits
  • PATH 475- Cell and Molecular Biology Foundations of Pathology* (New course), 3 credits
  • PATH 511, seminar, 1 credit
  • Spring 1
    (9 credits)
  • PATH 510, Basic Path Mech, 4 credits
  • PATH 416, Fund Immunology, 4 credits
  • PATH 512, seminar, 1 credit
  • IBMS 500, Responsible conduct of research, 1 credit
  • Path 601, 2 credits
  • Summer 2
    (3 credits)
  • PATH 601, 3 credits
  • * Students with a significant background in Cell and Molecular Biology may take PATH 525 (Transport and Targeting of Macromolecules in Health and Disease) or PATH 488 (Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology) instead.