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 2 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 572: Physiological Genomics
(comprises SYSM 597: Clinical Bioinformatics and
SYSM 593: Critical Readings in Systems Medicine)
5
SYSM 590: Application of Biostatistics to “Big Data”3
SYSM 591: Biomedical Informatics3
Elective 13
Elective 22
16 Credits

Full-time students pay the per semester flat rate (new window).

Spring Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 570: Clinical Applications of the Microbiota2
SYSM 585: Introduction to Genomic Medicine3
SYSM 594: Translational Bioinformatics3
SYSM 596: Clinical Metabolomics2
SYSM 602: Systems Medicine Internship4
Elective 32
16 Credits

Full-time students pay the per semester flat rate (new window).