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Graduate Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Laura Bilek and Dr. David Shaw

Study in the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) is intended for those who wish to pursue individually designed programs of an interdisciplinary nature within the medical sciences leading to the Master of Science degree. Individual programs of study may be developed in immunology, drug metabolism, human genetics, neurological sciences, oral biology, health services research or other field.  The research focus for MSIA students tends to be clinical or translational in nature. 


Students pursuing an MS degree in the Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area must complete at least 6 graduate courses that are graded (not pass/fail). No more than 3 of these courses may be "introductory" courses (800-level, with 600-level or lower counterparts). The student's Advisory Committee will be involved with selecting the Curriculum. Individually designed programs must be approved by the sub-plan representative, the student's Advisory Committee, and the MSIA program chair, and must meet all degree requirements of the UNMC Graduate College.