Degree Requirements

The MS portion of the dual degree program requires successful completion of 30 credits, 24 of those are listed in the tables below, with the remaining 6 credits awarded on the basis of successful completion of the basic science curriculum of medical school (first two years). 

CORE Curriculum for MD/MS Dual Program in Systems Medicine

Fall

Course No. Course Title Credits
SYSM 590

Application of Biostatistics to “BIG DATA”

3

SYSM 591

Biomedical Informatics

3
SYSM 593

Critical reading in Systems Medicine

1
SYSM 597

Clinical Bioinformatics

3

SYSM 691

Case Based practicum I 3
  Total 13

Spring

Course No. Course Title Credits

SYSM 575

Selected Topics in Personalized Medicine 1

SYSM 594

Translational Bioinformatics 2

SYSM 596

 Clinical Metabolomics

2

SYSM 585

Introduction to Genomic Medicine

3
SYSM 692 Case Based Practicum II 4
  Total 12

Total Credits: 24 + 6 allowed electives if interested 

List of Elective Courses
Course No. Course Title Semester Credits

BCHB 514

Introduction to Bioinformatics

Fall

1

BCHB 522 Drug Targets & Design Spring 1
BCHB 529 Human Diagnostics Spring 2
BCHB 541 Structural Biology Spring 2
BCHB 580

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Spring 3
BIOT 516 Molecular Medicine Fall & Spring 2
BIST 541

Principles of Epidemiology

Fall 3
BIST 540 Clinical Trials Fall 3
BIOL 390 Molecular Biology Spring & Summer 3
PHAR 588 Drugs, The Brain, and Behavior 1 Fall & Spring 3
MICB 515

Microbiology of Biological Threats Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases

Fall & Spring 3

MICB 551

Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases 

Fall 1
TBIO 523

Cancer Epigenetics

Fall 3

SYSM 592

Cancer Bioinformatics Spring 1

CLTR 900

Analytic Approaches for Regulatory Science: Biostatistics, Systematic Reviews, Bioinformatics, and Patient-Reported Outcomes

Spring 3