The curriculum in the M.S. in Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program is closely aligned with the first year medical curriculum at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and several courses, including the required Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BI 751) and Medical Physiology ( PH 730/731) courses which have identical content. Other graduate level courses allow students to explore additional areas of medicine and biomedical research.
MAMS candidates are required to complete a minimum of 32 graduate credit hours: at least 24 course credits and up to 8 credits of thesis research. Students select from current course offerings in consultation with their Faculty Advisor to best reflect their interests and background.
In general, the MAMS program consists of two semesters of fundamental course work and two semesters of supervised laboratory or library research leading to the completion of a thesis. All students in the program must be registered for four semesters in order to graduate. Students who wish to complete the requirements for the MAMS program in 12 months must register for 12-16 credits in the fall and spring semesters and for at least 2 credits (or as a continuing student) in both summer sessions.
Students who wish to complete the requirements for the MAMS program over 2 years must register for 12-16 credits in the fall and spring semesters of Year 1 and at for at least 2 credits (or as a continuing student) in the fall and spring semesters of Year 2.
A complete listing of GMS Course Offerings can be found here.