Curriculum Overview

The Master of Science in Comparative Medicine is administered through the Section on Comparative Medicine, which is part of the Department of Pathology. The primary mission of the Section on Comparative Medicine is to provide an academic base for faculty who care for and/or use animal models of human disease in research programs that are designed to better understand problems of human health.

The Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences requires all master’s candidates to take 30 credit hours of coursework.

For the MS in Comparative Medicine, these credits will consist of the following:

  • Diseases of Laboratory Animals (3 credits)
  • Animal Models in Biomedical Research (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
  • Advanced Topics in Comparative Medicine (6 credits)
  • Research (6 credits)
  • Course related to candidate's research interest (3 credits)

If the candidate already has sufficient experience in basic statistics, an alternative course may be substituted with approval of the program director. Such courses may include bioinformatics, biostatistics or other higher-level statistics classes with a minimum of three credit hours.