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Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy oversees two MS programs:

  1. A one year, course-work based MS in Medical Anatomy

    This MS program is designed for individuals aspiring to health science careers to better prepare themselves for professional studies in medicine, physical therapy, education, or research. This program consists of 24 credit hours of courses that include whole body anatomical dissection, system-based histology, and neuroanatomy. Students will have the opportunity to shadow clinicians and researchers, as well as interact with health professionals through a weekly seminar series. For students in this track, the MS degree is awarded upon successful completion of the required curriculum.

    MS in Medical Anatomy Program brochure
    MS in Medical Anatomy curriculum

  2. A two year, research-based MS program

    This MS program consists of both coursework and research (UNMC MS thesis option 2). Students pursuing this MS degree in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology must complete a curriculum consisting of four graduate courses. The curriculum for students in this program is unique and is designed to complement the student's background as well as their master's thesis research project. MS students on this track must register each semester for the Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar (GCBA 970) and Journal club (GCBA 903). For students in this track, the MS degree is awarded upon completion of the approved curriculum, passage of the comprehensive examination (i.e., writing a review article related to thesis topic), and completion of a research project that results in a written thesis with an oral defense.

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