First-Year Core Courses
||Experimental Design & Analysis||3|
|CPHD 720 / 721||Foundations I & II
||Responsible Conduct of Research
Every student must enroll in 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and at least 1 credit hour during the summer semester to remain a full time student. Additional course work requirements will vary depending on the research area you choose.
Sample Programs of Study
|ANAT 731||Human Neuroanatomy||4|
|ANAT 732||Advanced Neuroanatomy||5|
|NSCI 720||Neurobiology of Disease||3|
|NSCI 792||Special Topics in Neuroscience||2|
Infectious Diseases Specialization
|MICRO 732||Microbial Genetics||4|
|MICRO 736||Mech. Bacterial Pathogen||4|
|MICRO 738||Microbial Physiology||4|
|MICRO 792||Selected Topics||3|
Physiology & Pharmacology Specialization
|CPHD 702||Signal Transduction||3|
|PHGY 752||Fluid Balance & Electrolytes||3|
|PHGY 754||Circulation & Hemodynamics||4|
|PHPH 720||Physiol & Pharm I||5|
|PHPH 721||Physiol & Pharm II||5|
The remaining credits needed for the Ph.D. are elective courses decided by you and your faculty mentor.
The M.S. from the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is also a research-based degree that typically requires two years of study. The University of South Dakota Graduate School requires a minimum of 31 credit hours of study for the degree. Approximately 6 of these credits will be directly associated with your research project. The remainder will be a mix of core courses and courses you and your faculty mentor determine are important.