Degree Requirements

M.A. Degree Requirements

All general requirements for the M.A. as defined by the University of Kansas must be met. Students must complete the IGPBS core curriculum or its equivalent (as determined by departmental graduate advisory committee). Students must complete a minimum of 5 credit hours of advanced graduate course work in fields related to molecular and cellular biology and experimental pathology (including the IGPBS core curriculum and PATH 804).

Recommended courses include but are not limited to the following (other course work may be assigned based on the recommendation of the student’s graduate student advisory committee):

  • PATH 803 Stem Cell Biology
  • PATH 806 Epigenetics
  • PATH 939 Carcinogenesis and Cancer Biology
  • ANAT 868 Advanced Developmental Biology
  • PHSL 834 Reproductive Physiology
  • BCHM 922 Advanced Molecular Genetics
  • PATH 912 Advanced Topics (Credit hours are defined by the student’s mentor. No more than 3 credit hours are possible each semester.)

In addition, students must take PATH 805 Seminars in Pathology (1 credit hour a semester) each year until successful completion of the program. Students must defend the master's thesis successfully to earn the master's degree.

Contact Info

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

KU Medical Center, 2017 Wahl Hall West
Mail Stop 3045, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Lowell L. Tilzer, Chair
Soumen Paul, Graduate Advisor
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