A minimum of 45 units is required for the M.S. degree, as detailed in the table below. Two options—a research track and a coursework track—are available. Students must maintain a G.P.A. of at least 3.0. Students must adhere to all University and program policies as published in the Student Handbook, University CATALOG, or Student Guide. Policies and requirements are subject to change.

Basic science core
IBGS 501Biomedical Communication and Integrity2
IBGS 502Biomedical Information and Statistics2
ANAT 516Neuroscience GS6
ANAT 541Gross Anatomy GS7
ANAT 542Cell Structure and Function GS7
ANAT 544Human Embryology Lecture2
IBGS 604Introduction to Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar1
IBGS 607Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar 11
RELR 540Wholeness and Health 23
Degree completion options15
Coursework track:
Anatomy/Embryology electives (15 units)
Research track:
Research (14 units)
Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar (1 unit)
Total Units45

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


Fulfills service learning requirement.

Noncourse requirements

Coursework option: a comprehensive written examination over the graduate coursework in lieu of writing a thesis.

Research option: pass an oral examination administered by the student's graduate guidance committee after thesis has been completed.

Normal time to complete the program

Two (2) years—based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted.