Degree Requirements

The MS portion of the degree program requires successful completion of 30 credits. Students have the option of picking 6-8 credits of electives from a wide variety of course options that best suit their interest and future career goals.

Fall Required Core Courses Credits

SYSM 590

Applications of Biostatistics to BIG DATA 3
SYSM 591 Biomedical Informatics 3
SYSM 593

Critical Reading in Systems Medicine

1
SYSM 597

Clinical Bioinformatics

3
Total:   10
Spring Required Core Courses Credits

SYSM 570

Clinical Applications of the Microbiota 2

SYSM 585

An Introduction to Genomic Medicine

3
SYSM 594  Translational Bioinformatics 2

SYSM 596

Clinical Metabolomics 2
Total:   9

 

Mandatory Capstone Research Practicum

Students can choose to take the internship in 1 semester (SYSM 602) or over the course of 2 semesters (SYSM 604 & SYSM 605).

  Course Title Semester Credits
SYSM 602 Systems Medicine Internship Spring 4
SYSM 604 Systems Medicine Internship I Spring 2
SYSM 605 Systems Medicine Internship II Fall 2

 

As Per Director Advise/Decision
Fall Required Core Courses Credits

BCHB 586

Molecular Biology for Bioinformatics

2

 

Recommended SystemS Medicine Elective Courses
  Course Title Semester Credits
BCHB 541 Structural Biology Spring 2
SYSM-560 Systems Thinking Spring 3

SYSM 575

Selected Topics in Personalized Medicine Spring 1
SYSM-576 Genomics in the Lab Fall 1
SYSM-577 Biochemistry: A Case Oriented Approach Fall 1
SYSM-592 Cancer Bioinformatics Spring 1

 

Other Elective Courses
  Course Title Semester Credits
BCHB 522 Drug Targets & Design Spring 1
BCHB-524 Bioinformatics Computing Fall 3
BCHB 529 Human Diagnostics Spring 2
BCHB 580

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Spring 3
BIST-541

Principles of Epidemiology

Fall 3
MICB 515

Microbiology of Biological Threats Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases

Fall & Spring 3
MICB 524

Emerging Diseases: Past as Prologue

Fall & Spring 2

MICB 551

Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases 

Fall 2
PBIO-529 Human Nutrition & Health Spring 2
PHAR 588 Drugs, The Brain, and Behavior 1 Fall & Spring 3
PHAR-604 Medicinal Plants/Pharmacognosy Fall 3
PHAR-607 Dietary Supplements: Healthcare Spring 1
PPOL-661 Genomics, Precision Med & PPOL Spring 3
TBIO 523

Cancer Epigenetics

Fall 3