The Master of Science program is being revised for fall 2016 admission. Details about the program are not yet available.
The Master of Science in free radical and radiation biology requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit.
The M.S. program is open to graduate students with a background in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, health sciences, veterinary medicine, or engineering.
After completing the introductory courses FRRB:5000 Radiation Biology and FRRB:7000 Redox Biology and Medicine, students typically concentrate on a particular aspect of the field. Some students elect to focus on radiation and cancer biology, while others choose to emphasize redox biology.
In addition to formal lectures and some structured laboratory exercises, plans of study for redox biology, cancer biology, and radiation biology students involve small-group conferences, discussions, and seminars.
Some of the department’s graduate students elect to take FRRB:3130 Radiation Safety and Radiobiology, a course that covers safe operation of radiation-producing equipment and handling of radioactive materials, regulations and regulatory agencies, formulas and techniques in radiation protection programs, radiation protection, and other topics.
Students must complete the following course work. Certain courses must be taken on a graded basis; consult the program office.
|All of these:|
|FRRB:5000||Radiation Biology (must be taken first)||4|
|FRRB:7000||Redox Biology and Medicine (must be taken first)||4|
|FRRB:7001||Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer||3|
|BISC:5201||Fundamentals of Gene Expression||1|
|BMED:7270||Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research I||0|
|MCB:6226||Cell Cycle Control||1|
|Two of these:|
|MCB:6225||Growth Factor Receptor Signaling||1|
|MCB:6227||Cell Fate Decisions||1|
|Beginning in their second year of study, students enroll in the following at least once a year:|
|FRRB:6000||Seminar: Free Radical and Radiation Biology||1|
|FRRB:6006||Topics in Free Radical Biology and Medicine||1|
|FRRB:6008||Topics in Radiation and Cancer Biology||1|
If a student has completed an equivalent course from another institution, either as a didactic course or through work experience, the student may formally ask for the opportunity to take a by-pass exam, a course substitution, or an exemption. Students should consult the program office.
Credit earned from English as a second language (ESL) courses do not count toward the M.S. degree.
Attendance at other seminars and lectures outside the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program is strongly encouraged.
M.S. with Thesis
M.S. students who wish to earn the degree with thesis must complete a minimum of 30 s.h. and write a thesis.