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Steering Committee 

Dr. Karen Gould (Chair and Program Director), Dr. Shantaram Joshi, Dr. Travis McCumber, and Dr. Samantha Simet.  

The Master of Science in Medical Anatomy program is designed for individuals aspiring to health science careers to better prepare themselves for professional studies in medicine, physical therapy, education, or research. The program offers students:

  • Comprehensive education in whole body anatomical dissection, system-based histology, and neuroanatomy,
  • Opportunities to shadow clinicians and researchers, as well as interact with health professionals through a weekly seminar series, and
  • Workshops and individualized mentoring to enhance professional skills with various topics such as writing personal statements, interviews and test-taking strategies.

This non-thesis MS degree consists of 24 credit hours of courses over the span of one year, although a thesis option degree is also available.  

MS Curriculum

Non-Thesis Track (2 semesters)

Fall Semester
GCBA 908GROSS ANATOMY LECTURE3
GCBA 909GROSS ANATOMY LABORATORY5
GCBA 894CLINICAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCES2
GCBA 904ANATOMICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL CLUB1
GCBA 971PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SEMINAR1
Spring Semester
GCBA 825HUMAN HISTOLOGY5
GCBA 913ADVANCED GROSS ANATOMY & DISSECTION3
GCBA 813NEUROANATOMY LECTURE3
GCBA 814NEUROANATOMY LAB1
Important Note: some courses will change Spring 2018
Total Credit Hours24


Thesis Track (2 years)

Year 1, Fall Semester
GCBA 908GROSS ANATOMY LECTURE3
GCBA 909GROSS ANATOMY LABORATORY5
GCBA 894CLINICAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCES2
GCBA 904ANATOMICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL CLUB1
GCBA 971PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SEMINAR1
Year 1, Spring Semester
GCBA 825HUMAN HISTOLOGY5
GCBA 913ADVANCED GROSS ANATOMY & DISSECTION3
GCBA 813NEUROANATOMY LECTURE3
GCBA 814NEUROANATOMY LAB1
Other requirements:
GCBA 899MASTERS THESIS1-9
Important Note: some courses will change Spring 2018
Total Credit Hours25-33