UAMS.EDU

Masters Program

M.S. Degree Requirements

In order to accommodate students with varying career goals, two different tracks leading to a Masters of Science degree in Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics are available.  In the thesis track, students are required to complete 24 semester hours of coursework, complete a thesis based on laboratory research, and defend the thesis.  In the non-thesis track, students are required to complete 30 semester hours of coursework and pass a comprehensive written examination. Course requirements are described below.  Students are responsible for meeting the requirements of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics for the M.S. degree and all University requirements and deadlines.

Master of Science Tracks

Course

Hrs

Thesis

Non-Thesis

General Physiology

3

X X
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

3

X X
Seminar/Journal Cluba

4

X X
Electives

14 hrs b

20 hrs b

Total Semester Hours

24 hrs

30 hrs

a With the exception of their final semester for students in the thesis-track, students are required to enroll in Seminar (PHYO 5051) while in residence.  A total of 4 hours count towards satisfying course requirements.

b Elective courses taken by students must be approved by the Graduate Program Director in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.