Students in the MS program are required to complete a total of 54.0 units comprised of:

  • 12.0 units of core science courses
  • 3.0 units of professional development
  • 18.0 units of advanced technical electives 
  • 12.0 units or capstone project (thesis or TMP)
  • 9.0 units of general elective courses from introductory or advanced technical or business courses or independent research or study

Core Science Courses are offered in the following formats:

Course Number
Course Name
Units
ALS 300
1.5
ALS 320
3.0*
ALS 321
3.0*

Note: Courses denoted by * may be replaced with:

Course Number
Course Name
Units

 

Capstone Projects: Students are encouraged to complete 12.0 units of a capstone project which can be a Thesis in Translational ResearchThesis in Clinical Research, or a TMP.

 

Professional Development: All students must complete 3.0 units of professional development in order to satisfy the MS degree graduation requirements. The ALS 360 requirement will be waived for students who pass the initial writing assessment. Waived units must be replaced with general elective units.

Course Number
Course Name
Units

 

Suggested Electives