Master’s Course Schedule

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.

Fall Start

Fall Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 590: Application of Biostatistics to “Big Data”3
SYSM 591: Biomedical Informatics3
SYSM 593: Critical Reading in Systems Medicine2
SYSM 597: Clinical Bioinformatics3
Elective 12
Elective 22
Total: 15 Credits

Spring Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 570: Clinical Applications of the Microbiota2
SYSM 585: Introduction to Genomic Medicine3
SYSM 594: Translational Bioinformatics2
SYSM 596: Clinical Metabolomics2
SYSM 602: Systems Medicine Internship4
Elective 32
Total: 15 Credits

Spring Start

Spring Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 570: Clinical Applications of the Microbiota2
SYSM 585: Introduction to Genomic Medicine3
SYSM 594: Translational Bioinformatics2
SYSM 596: Clinical Metabolomics2
Elective 13
Elective 23
Total: 15 Credits

Fall Semester

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 590: Application of Biostatistics to “Big Data”3
SYSM 591: Biomedical Informatics3
SYSM 593: Critical Reading in Systems Medicine2
SYSM 597: Clinical Bioinformatics3
SYSM 602: Systems Medicine Internship4
Total: 15 Credits