M.S. in Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Medical Sciences Track)
The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Medical Sciences track) is a 2-year non-thesis Master of Science degree offered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Cell and Molecular Biology graduate program. It is designed for students whose goal is a teaching career in the anatomical sciences, or who need additional preparation for medical school.
Students take courses in the anatomical and physiological sciences with the first year medical students and in modern instructional methods and design, and will participate in the teaching mission of the medical school as teaching assistants.
Students will be required to design and carry out an education project in Anatomy or Histology under the direction of the respective course director. The project will be designed according to the needs of these courses and matched to the interest of the students. Examples of a project might include: self-directed learning units/sessions, or upgrading or creation of educational materials as presented on Sakai.
Students may have a Bachelor’s degree in any field but must include typical science courses (Chemistry, Biology, Zoology/Animal Science, etc.). A strong science background is encouraged. This program will not fulfill undergraduate medical school prerequisites, and students who eventually wish to pursue admission to a medical school should note the admissions requirements. http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/admissions/reqs.aspx
Requirements for admission are flexible and there are no minimum GPA or GRE requirements. However, a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a combined GRE score above 1100 are the usual standards of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Students may request that MCAT scores be submitted in lieu of GRE scores, and such waiver requests should be sent to the graduate program. Averages for applicants offered admission to the Pre-Medical Sciences program over the past 5 years are: GRE 310 (1220 old scoring system), MCAT 26, and undergraduate GPA 3.35. Texas residents are preferred, however all completed applications will be considered for admission. Please visit the following link for GSBS application deadlines and other information: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/gsbs/prospective/
Applications for the Fall 2013 admission cycle close May 1, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications must be submitted by the application deadline and we must receive the following supporting documents by the deadline: official transcripts, official GRE/MCAT, minimum of two reference letters, and essay/statement of purpose.
The Cell and Molecular Biology graduate program requires all students to own a personal laptop computer. The majority of course lecture notes, daily class schedules, and other curriculum related information are provided through the WebCT software portal. These resources include lecture presentations, streaming media and online assignments. The following link provides general recommendations for laptop configuration: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/cbb/documents/CMB_LaptopRequirementsRev18Mar11.pdf
Year 1, Fall
GCMB 5611 Gross Anatomy
GCMB 5510 Biology of Cells and Tissues
Total Credit Hours: 11
Year 1, Spring
GPHY 5904 Systems Physiology
GCMB 5121 Surgical Gross Anatomy
Total Credit Hours: 10
Year 2, Fall
GCMB 5331 Advanced Training in Histology
GCMB 5332 Advanced Training in Anatomy
GCMB 7000 Research (Begin Project)
Total Credit Hours: 9
Year 2, Spring
GCMB 5340 Educational Project in Biomedical Sciences
GCMB 6320 Advanced Cell Biology
GCMB 7000 Research (Complete Project)
GSBS 5101 Responsible Conduct of Research
Total Credit Hours: 9