Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology (NCBP)

Master of Science in Anatomy, Teacher Education Concentration

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Why Choose the Anatomy Program?

If you are interested in a career teaching anatomy at the college level, consider Wright State’s concentration in the non-thesis, course option Master's in Anatomy degree program. This concentration has been developed with the cooperation and participation of faculty in the College of Health, Education, and Human Services.

The master's degree, Course Option—Teacher Education, allows you to plan a program of study that satisfies educational needs and career objectives as well as meeting degree requirements. The 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 dealing with the teaching of anatomy at the college level. A methods course and a measurement course, offered by the College of Health, Education, and Human Services, are required.


This program will help prepare you for a career teaching anatomy at the college level.

Real-World Experience

The course option also includes the opportunity to help teach in one or more of the department's graduate or undergraduate courses, as well as supervised student teaching.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Science in Anatomy, Teacher Education Concentration program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the Wright State University Graduate School, the following department requirements must be met in order to be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Anatomy Program.

Academic Requirements

  • All applicants must have a B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree.
  • Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0.

Entrance Exams

  • 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.

Prerequisite Courses

  • 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, you 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, you should complete your application by August 1 of the year you wish to matriculate.

For additional information please call Kim Hagler, program secretary, at 937-775-4496 in the NCBP graduate program office located in 105 White Hall.