Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

24 months
60000 USD/year
60000 USD/year
35000 USD/year
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IU School of Medicine offers a Master’s degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology with two different learning tracks that prepare students for successful careers in either research or education. 

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This is an independent degree and not required as a prerequisite for the doctoral degrees.

Research Track MS

This two-year program is designed for individuals who wish to pursue careers in biomedical research and can serve as either a terminal degree or as preparation for PhD studies. Program applicants must have completed a comprehensive series of graduate-level courses on the fundamentals of modern research biology (including G715, G716, G717, G817, G855, G505) as well as two years of D861 (seminar), electives and at least 12 hours of D860 (research) with completion of a laboratory-based thesis or research paper. Participation in this program does not require the traditional anatomical courses. Applications for the Research Track are considered only after the potential student reaches a mentoring agreement with a faculty member with whom the research work will be done.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Developmental Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroanatomy: Contemporary and Translational
  • Basic Bone Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in the sciences or a substantial knowledge base in these disciplines
  • Official college transcripts send directly from the institution(s)
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT); in addition, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of international applicants.
  • Personal statement of applicant
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Letter from an identified mentor with the IUSM Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (for Research Track only).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    60000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    60000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


International students, the way IUPUI prepares you for life means that you receive great value for your tuition dollars—especially if you receive one or more of our scholarships.International students are eligible to be considered for scholarships worth up to $27,000 per year. When you apply for admission, IUPUI automatically considers you for some merit scholarships. You can also apply separately for other scholarships.

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