Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees
Medical Sciences offers two pathways leading to the PhD degree: A Biomedical Research Track that prepares students for careers in cutting-edge biomedical research, and an Educational Track in Anatomy that prepares students for careers in anatomical teaching and educational research.
Biomedical Track MS and PhD Programs
The primary objective of these graduate programs is to train independent research investigators who can make contributions to their fields of knowledge while working in academic/government institutions or industry laboratories. The programs stress the relationship between structure and function in health and human disease. The research interests of the program faculty are broad and include molecular and cellular biology, genetics, epigenetics and cancer biology and provide extensive opportunities to the students to learn through interaction and collaboration.
Educational Track in Anatomy PhD
The goal of this track is to produce a cadre of doctoral-level anatomy educators who are capable of teaching all of the anatomical disciplines to undergraduate, graduate, or professional students, and who are capable of producing the high-quality educational research and other scholarly work necessary for promotion and tenure.