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The Master of Science in Anatomy degree can be earned through one of two programs—the thesis option or the course option. In both programs, the required core courses are microanatomy, gross anatomy, embryology, neurobiology and three seminars.
The thesis option is for students who need or desire the full range of professional experience, including intensive research and writing. This option assures training in research techniques and in the preparation of scholarly papers. It culminates in the preparation and defense of a thesis based on original research. The student's program of study is an initiation into methods of intense study and research in some selected area of anatomy.
The course option allows the student to plan a program of study that satisfies his or her educational needs and career objectives, as well as meeting degree requirements. The student's program of study includes a comprehensive oral examination of the material presented in the core anatomy courses and a written scholarly project focusing on a contemporary issue falling under the various subdisciplines of anatomy. The course option also includes the opportunity to learn fundamental laboratory techniques used in anatomical research, and to help teach in one or more of the department's graduate or undergraduate courses.
View Master of Science in Anatomy program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.
In addition to the requirements of the Wright State University Graduate School, the following requirements of the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology must be met in order to be considered for admission for the Master of Science in Anatomy Program.
- All applicants must have a B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree.
- Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0.
- Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 must submit GRE scores. A combined GRE total exceeding 305 (minimum 153 Verbal; 152 quantitative) is required.
- International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A TOEFL score exceeding 550, or a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL-IBL is required.
- Two years of Biology, Vertebrate Anatomy, and Cell Biology (recommended).
- Two years of Chemistry, including Organic Chemistry.
How to Apply
To be admitted to the Master of Science in Anatomy program, students must first be accepted into the Wright State Graduate School in regular status. Minimum graduate school requirements include an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 grading scale). Applicants who do not meet the minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 must also send an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score to the Graduate School. Applicants who have taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) may submit those scores in place of the GRE to the Graduate School.
All correspondence pertaining to the admission of a student should be addressed to the Graduate School, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001.
In addition to applying for admission to the Graduate School, applicants should submit a statement of preferred option or concentration of study, professional goals, purpose of graduate study and specialty interest, plus two letters of recommendation.
To be considered for fall admission, students should complete their applications by August 1 of the year they wish to matriculate.
For additional information please contact Kim Hagler, Program Secretary, at (937) 775-4496 in the NCBP Graduate Program Office located in 105 White Hall.