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Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Science

The Departments of Molecular & Cellular Physiology and Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience offer a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Science (MS).  The program consists of primarily lecture courses, seminars, and journal clubs in the first year.  The research project may begin in the first year but the second year is devoted primarily to a research project. In order to graduate, students write and defend a thesis on their research. MS students do not receive financial support for their thesis research but tuition and non-resident fees may be waived, depending on availability of funds.

The Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy offers a Clinical Anatomy track in the MS Program. This track is designed to fill the critical need for anatomy instructors at medical schools, other professional schools and undergraduate institutions. During the first year of the Program, MS students complete courses in human embryology, histology and anatomy including labs and clinical correlations.  During the second year, students assist with these courses and complete a mentor-guided research project on a cellular, molecular and/or anatomical topic, culminating in a thesis.

Contact Us

Application to the MS program is made via GradCAS.  Potential applicants should contact each a department to express their desire to apply before completing the application.  

Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
Ms. Ty Martinez
Email: tmoren@lsuhsc.edu

Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Dr. Chris Pattillo
Email: cpatt7@lsuhsc.edu

Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy
Dr. Sumitra Miriyala
Email: smiriy@lsuhsc.edu

 

Master of Science

School of Graduate Studies