Master of Science in the Field of Anatomical and Translational Sciences

The master of science in the field of anatomical and translational sciences (M-ATS) is a non-thesis master's program designed to give students advanced, comprehensive knowledge in basic medical sciences. M-ATS is a 39-credit, interdisciplinary program taken over two years. M-ATS is an extension of the graduate certificate in anatomical and translational sciences (GCATS), which can serve as year 1 of the M-ATS program. Year 2 of the M-ATS curriculum integrates biomedical knowledge related to regenerative biology, systems physiology, pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, genomic medicine, and bioinformatics. The M-ATS program provides students with a solid background in personalized medicine and the methodological aspects of translational research and clinical investigations as well as opportunities to carry out research in translational medicine. As a result, graduates maximize their academic and career opportunities by enhancing competitiveness of applications to medical schools, physician assistant programs, and Ph.D. programs in biomedical sciences.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 39 credits in required courses.

Required
Year 1
ANAT 6130Clinically Oriented Human Embryology
ANAT 6150Clinically Oriented Human Microscopic Anatomy
ANAT 6160Clinically Oriented Human Functional Neuroanatomy
ANAT 6181Clinically Oriented Human Gross Anatomy
ANAT 6292Projects in Anatomical Sciences
And one or both of the following*
ANAT 6223Special Topics in Regenerative Medicine
ANAT 6275Advanced Studies in Translational Sciences
Year 2
ANAT 6182Fundamentals of Regenerative Biology and Systems Physiology
BMSC 6218Ethics for Translational Sciences
HSCI 6273Bioinformatics for Genomics
or MMED 8281 Molecular Pharmacology and Neurobiology of Excitable Tissues
MICR 6236Fundamentals in Geonomics and Proteomics I
PHAR 6205Pharmacology
PHAR 6206Advanced Pharmacology
PHAR 6116Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
*As part of the required curriculum, students choose one of the following options in Year 1: ANAT 6223 taken twice; or, ANAT 6275 taken twice; or, ANAT 6223 and ANAT 6275, each taken once. Students must consult the academic advisor before enrolling in either of these two courses.