Neuroscience, Systems Biology and BioEngineering — M.S., Ph.D. Comparison

Course TitleMSPhD
Basic science core
IBGS 501Biomedical Communication and Integrity2.02.0
IBGS 502Biomedical Information and Statistics2.02.0
IBGS 511Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems I6.06.0
IBGS 512Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II6.06.0
IBGS 522Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II Journal Club2.02.0
IBGS 523Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems III Journal Club2.02.0
IBGS 503Biomedical Grant Writing2.0
Totals20.022.0
Course TitleMSPhD
Seminars
IBGS 604Introduction to Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar1.01.0
IBGS 607Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar10.00.0
IBGS 605Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar1.02.0
Totals2.03.0
Course TitleMSPhD
Religion
RELE 525Ethics for Scientists3.03.0
RELR 588Personal and Family Wholeness3.0
RELT 617Seminar in Religion and the Sciences3.0
Totals3.09.0
Course TitleMSPhD
Program specific courses
See Ph.D. degree program for choice of courses20.0
See M.S. degree program for choice of courses9.0
Totals9.020.0
Course TitleMSPhD
MS degree completion options
Required:12.0
Course work track:
Electives (12 units)
Research/Thesis track
Electives (0-2 units)
Thesis
Research
Totals12.0
Course TitleMSPhD
PhD research/dissertation
NSBB 697Research212.0
IBGS 696Research Rotations22.0
IBGS 699Dissertation2.0
Totals16.0
Overall Totals46.070.0
1

Registration and attendance required every quarter in residence, but units do not count toward total required for graduation. 

2

 Multiple registrations required to fulfill total units required.

3

At least 2 units must be in a techniques course and 2 units in a didactic literature-based course.