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Anatomy (Research Track), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Loma Linda University School of Medicine offers a graduate program leading to the MS degree in Anatomy, with students enrolling in a curriculum that emphasizes areas such as gross anatomy, histology, neuroscience and human development. Both coursework and research tracks are available, with the coursework track requiring additional coursework, and the thesis track requiring the preparation and successful defense of a thesis.

The curriculum is designed to nurture the personal and professional development of students in the context of a Christian environment, so that they will be prepared to function with integrity and excellence in careers involving research and teaching in academic and biotechnology settings.

Possible Careers: Anatomists work in a variety of areas, including academia, government and industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems III Journal Club
  • Biomedical Communication and Integrity
  • Biomedical Information and Statistics
  • Biomedical Grant Writing
  • Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar
  • Biomedical Graduate Seminar
  • Research Rotation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

Guidelines for minimum scores are set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies:

  • GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE: A total (Verbal plus Quantitative) score of no less than the sum of the scores corresponding to the 50th percentile of each, with neither score less than the 35th percentile; Analytical Writing 4.0
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited US college or the equivalent from a foreign university; international applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by an accredited agency for equivalency to a US degree.
  • Results of the general test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32056 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    32056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32056 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
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