Curriculum Overview

This is a simple breakdown of the classes you can expect to take as you move through the MCBD Graduate Program.

You can also view a comprehensive curriculum document for MCBD.

First Year, BIMS Core and Modular Classes:

In the fall semester, all Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) students take the Core Course in Integrative Biology (CCIB, BIMS 6000), covering fundamental knowledge.  In the spring, students select from a rich set of modular courses that begin to prepare them for success in their dissertation research.

Second Year, Fall Semester

  • PATH 8050 Colloquium in Human Disease Research
  • PATH 8460 Seminars in Human Disease and Molecular Medicine
  • PATH 8130 Topics in Molecular Basis of Human Disease I
  • Approved didactic electives; Coursework as required by training grant

Second Year, Spring Semester

  • PATH 8060 Rotation in Diagnostic and Interventional Medicine
  • PATH 8050 Colloquium in Human Disease Research
  • PATH 8460 Seminars in Human Disease and Molecular Medicine
  • PATH 8140 Topics in Molecular Basis of Human Disease II
  • PATH 9999  Non-topical Research
  • Approved didactic electives; Coursework as required by training grant

Third Year & Beyond

  • Continued participation in PATH 8050 (Colloquium) and PATH 8460 (Seminar)
  • Take qualifying exam (by June 30th). MCBD Qualifier Guide.
  • Research Credits
  • Progress to Thesis