Applied Genomics

The Master of Science in Applied Genomics is a professional science master’s program designed to take advantage of the rapidly advancing area in genomics and train students for employment in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, government, and academic sectors. This is achieved by combining coursework with advanced laboratory training and internships.

Requirements: At least 33 credits of course work, an internship and passing an exit examination. Credits are selected from an approved menu of courses as follows: 18 credits in conceptual course options, eight credits in practical coursework (laboratory or research experience) and seven credits in professional master’s cohort courses (communication skills, Frontiers seminars, business practices, internship). Students are also required to complete GRAD 5900; MCB 5490; and two credits of MCB 5491. Courses are periodically modified to reflect new offerings or changing scientific emphasis. In special circumstances the Advisory Committee may waive some of these requirements.

Conceptual Course Options. A minimum of 18 credits from MCB 3211, 4211, 4219, 4416, 5210, 5217, 5240, 5299, 5426, 5445, 5452, 5454, 5471, 5681, MCB 5896 when taught as Concepts of Genetic Analysis; MCB 5899; EEB 5333, 5348, 5349, 5449; KINS 6094 when taught as Inherited Metabolic Disorders; PHAR 4000, 5471, 5472, 6455, PHAR 6484; PLSC 3230; PNB 3260, 5390, 5396; STAT 5005, 5315; or another course with prior approval from the Applied Genomics Program Director.

Practical Coursework Options. A minimum of eight credits from MCB 5427, 5430, 5670, 5671, 5672, 6897; or another course with prior approval from the Applied Genomics Program Director.

Professional Master’s Cohort Options. A minimum of seven credits from GRAD 5900 when taught as Professional Writing and Communication Skills; GRAD 5910 when taught as Genomics and Life Sciences; GRAD 5930; MCB 5480, 5490, 5491; or another course with prior approval from the Applied Genomics Program Director.

Note: Only six credits total of 3000 and 4000 level courses may be applied to the graduate degree.

The program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.