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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.

Curriculum

The non-thesis MS degree consists of 30 credit hours of courses over the span of one year, although a thesis option degree is also available.  

Coursework: Non-Thesis Track (1 year)

Fall Semester
GCBA 908GROSS ANATOMY LECTURE5
GCBA 909GROSS ANATOMY LABORATORY6
GCBA 894OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING AND ANATOMY IN THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT 2
GCBA 904ANATOMICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL CLUB1
GCBA 971PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SEMINAR1
Spring Semester
GCBA 825HUMAN HISTOLOGY5
GCBA 913ADVANCED GROSS ANATOMY & DISSECTION4
GCBA 813NEUROANATOMY LECTURE2
GCBA 814NEUROANATOMY LAB1
Electives3
Total Credit Hours30

Coursework: Thesis Track (2 years)

Year 1, Fall Semester
GCBA 908GROSS ANATOMY LECTURE5
GCBA 909GROSS ANATOMY LABORATORY6
GCBA 894OBSERVATIONAL LEARNING AND ANATOMY IN THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT 2
GCBA 904ANATOMICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL CLUB1
GCBA 971PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SEMINAR1
Year 1, Spring Semester
GCBA 825HUMAN HISTOLOGY5
GCBA 913ADVANCED GROSS ANATOMY & DISSECTION4
GCBA 813NEUROANATOMY LECTURE2
GCBA 814NEUROANATOMY LAB1
Other requirements:
GCBA 899MASTERS THESIS1-9
Electives3
Total Credit Hours31-39