The School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing each fulfill the federal definition of a credit hour. Each school determines the appropriate number of credit hours for each course, consistent with the federal definition. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of nine credit hours each semester to be considered a fulltime student.
The programs within the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences train students in their selected specialty area and emphasize a broad background in the basic medical sciences, in preparation for research with direct relevance to human disease.
Doctoral Degree Programs
Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology
Clinical & Population Health Research
Immunology & Microbiology
Master of Science Degree Program
Program design varies by program. Please explore your program of interest to learn more about its structure.
In addition to the overarching learning objectives of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, each program has its own individualized objectives. To learn more about program objectives, explore your program of interest.
For more information about grading and assessment please refer to the Student Handbook under the section entitled, Classroom Courses, Research Courses and Grades.
Students may participate in sample collection, training and research experiences, teaching opportunities and conference attendance at non-UMMS locations when approved by their thesis advisor and the GSBS dean.
Students may participate in sample collection, training and research experiences, teaching opportunities and conference attendance at non UMMS locations when approved by their Thesis Advisor and the GSBS Dean.
Doctoral students must accumulate 90 credits from classroom and research courses.
Students in the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation must accumulate 36 credits.
For more detail on required courses and program schedules, explore the program of your interest.