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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Biology, M.S. (Biomedical Sciences Concentration)


Biomedical Sciences Concentration


Graduate School Contact:

Angela Edwards; edwardag@etsu.edu; 423-439-4703

Department of Biological Sciences Contact:

Thomas C. Jones, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator

307 Brown Hall
Box 70703
(423) 439-6930
e-mail: jonestc@etsu.edu

 

Faculty:

Fred Alsop; Ranjan Chakraborty; Allan Forsman; T. J. Jones; Karl Joplin; Istvan Karsai; Dhirendra Kumar; Tom Laughlin; Foster Levy; Yusheng (Chris) Liu; Timothy McDowell; Cecilia McIntosh; Hugh Miller; Darrell Moore; Rebecca Pyles; Leonard Robertson; Blaine Schubert; James Stewart; Lev Yampolsky.

General Program Information


 

The Master of Science in Biology, with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences, is to prepare students to do research in industry, academia or a clinical environment. Students can work with any of the faculty in Biological Sciences or may be accepted into the laboratories of College of Medicine faculty. It also prepares students that may want to enroll in an MD/PhD program. It may be of interest to students who have performed well enough for graduate school admissions but are not fully prepared for medical school admissions and wish to take additional graduate level course work and improve their critical thinking skills through an intense research experience in  pure or applied biomedical sciences. The program has financial support through graduate assistantships and tuition scholarships. Decisions to offer support are generally made by March or April of each year and students are encouraged to submit all their materials by February 1.

Program Admission Requirements


Students applying for admission to graduate study:

  1. Must submit a general GRE score.
  2. Must have a 3.0 overall grade point average (4.0 system) in mathematics and science courses.
  3. Must have an undergraduate major in the life or physical sciences, with supporting courses in general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry (microbiology concentration will accept one semester of organic and one semester of biochemistry), and one year of physics.
  4. A course in calculus and/or a course in probability and statistics is recommended.
  5. Must have 2-3 letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.

Electives: 15 credit hours


Additional 15 credits of graduate courses at the discretion of the student’s graduate committee.

Other Credits: 3 credit hours


Total Required for Program: 30 Credit Hours