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Program Director

Dr. Carol Casey 

MS Curriculum

Students enrolled in MSIA - Clinically Relevant Basic Research MS program will engage in and learn processes and methodologies affiliated with basic science studies that have translational relevance to the health of patients. Types of research considered clinically relevant include, but are not limited to the use of animal and cell culture models to examine mechanisms of disease; bio-modeling of disease states by technological approaches; and development of technology to study biological processes and diagnose and treat human diseases and medical conditions. 


Students pursuing the MS degree (Thesis Option) in MSIA-Clinically Relevant Basic Research are required to complete the following courses:

Statistics Requirement
Core Curriculum
One graduate-level course in Cell Biology or Molecular Medicine (selected with input from the Advisory Committee)
Electives (4 courses)
Students will work with their Advisory Committee to determine the appropriate elective courses