Master’s Degree Plan

The following is an example of a master’s program course schedule for full-time students. Full-time students usually complete the master’s program in two semesters. Part-time students may register for fewer than 12 credits per fall and spring semester and can complete the program in two to three years.

Students have flexibility in the number of electives to take per semester. The course schedule below lists an example of the number of electives and credits per elective for each semester.

Our program charges a full-time, per-semester flat rate for students taking 12 credits or more in a semester, and a part-time, per-credit rate for students taking fewer than 12 credits.

Fall Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 5720: Physiological Genomics
(comprises SYSM 5970: Clinical Bioinformatics and
SYSM 5930: Critical Readings in Systems Medicine)
SYSM 5900: Application of Biostatistics to “Big Data”3
SYSM 5910: Biomedical Informatics3
Elective 13
Elective 22
16 Credits

Full-time students pay the per-semester flat rate.

Apply for graduation in your second-to-last semester. Follow the Graduating Student Checklist.

Spring Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 5850: An Introduction to Genomic Medicine3
SYSM 5940: Translational Bioinformatics3
SYSM 5960: Clinical Metabolomics2
SYSM 7950: Systems Medicine Internship4
Elective 32
Elective 42
16 Credits

Full-time students pay the per-semester flat rate.

Follow the Graduating Student Checklist to receive your degree and attend Commencement with your class.