The academic programs and scientific research interests in the Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience cover a wide range of topics, with special emphasis on cell biology, neurobiology, developmental biology, physiology, anatomy, biophysics and neuroinformatics. Together, faculty and students in the department study biological processes that span the continuum from single cells to the entire human body.
Students may pursue the Master's degree under either Plan A or Plan B. Plan A requires the completion of 20 credits of acceptable graduate-level coursework and 10 credits of thesis. Under Plan B, a 4-credit project and 26 credits of acceptable graduate-level coursework must be completed. Master's candidates must take an oral comprehensive exam near the completion of their graduate program.
Required curriculum will be tailored to the needs and interests of each student in consultation with their graduate adviser and committee.