A regenerative medicine concentration has been established because of the growing number of PhD students who wish to perform their thesis research in the laboratories of regenerative medicine faculty. Additionally, there are significant numbers of MS students doing their research at WFIRM. Regenerative medicine continues to be a rapidly growing area of biomedical research and this program will help prepare future scientists.

Curriculum

The concentration offers a unique educational and research experience for students pursing a MS or PhD drawn primarily from four graduate school tracks – Molecular and Cellular Bioscience, Integrative Physiology & Pharmacology, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. Students in all biomedical sciences graduate programs are eligible to pursue the concentration as preparation for a PhD or as a self-contained advanced qualification in its own right. Upon completion of their degree, students who complete the Regenerative Medicine concentration will have it noted on their transcript.

Concentration Requirements:

MS students (specifically for thesis MS students)

  • Regenerative Medicine Immersion: Fundamental Principles and Clinical Applications (MMTS 721; 2 credit hours – Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) 
  • Introduction to Regenerative Medicine I (BMES 631; 3 credit hours - Graded)
  • Advanced Topics in Regenerative Medicine (MCB 753; 3 credit hours - Graded)
  • Regenerative Medicine Journal Club (IPP 705/706; 1 credit hour/term - Graded)
  • Research completed in the laboratory of Regenerative Medicine Program faculty (6 credits)

PhD Students

  • Students must complete coursework with a B grade or higher, pass their written proposal and be admitted to candidacy
  • Regenerative Medicine Essentials: Fundamental Principles and Clinical Applications (MMTS 721; 2 credit hours – Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) 
  • Introduction to Regenerative Medicine I (BMES 631; 3 credit hours - Graded)
  • Advanced Topics in Regenerative Medicine (MCB 753; 3 credit hours - Graded)
  • Regenerative Medicine Journal Club (IPP 705/706; 1 credit hour/term - Graded)
  • Research completed in the laboratory of Regenerative Medicine Program faculty (6 credits)

Faculty

All faculty members teaching coursework for the Concentration in Regenerative Medicine are members of the Graduate faculty.

How to Apply

The requirements for the MS are described in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bulletin under the Requirements for the Master of Science. NOTE: a minimum of 12 months of full-time work or its equivalent in residence at the University is required for the Master’s degree. The total allowable time for completion of the degree must not exceed six years.

All students take a minimum of 30-36 semester hour credits in the basic sciences. Courses are in disciplines including: biochemistry, molecular cell biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, genetics, human physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, scientific professionalism and the responsible conduct of research. Elective credits, offered in a variety of disciplines, include other biomedical science courses. These electives improve critical thinking skills, study skills, and enhance the student’s preparation for professional school application.

Applicants to the masters program in biomedical science are subject to the same application process as the PhD programs. Please refer to the "Application Checklist" for information on required material and test score requirements.