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Graduate Bulletin

Cell Biology, M.S.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: January 15                           [December 15 for international applicants]

Spring: September 1                           [August 1 for international applicants]

Once all documents that make up the completed application are received by the Department, the application is considered in detail by the Anatomy and Cell Biology Graduate Studies Committee.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members familiar with academic competence.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

TBA

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

Yes. A degree with a strong background in biology and related sciences.

Statement of Goals:

 

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required. 50th percentile or better.

The GRE Subject Exam is required. Biological sciences and/or chemistry.

Minimum TOEFL score or range of scores needed to be accepted:
575 on the paper-based test or 230 on the computer-based test. Applicants who score below 600 on the paper-based test or 250 on the computer-based test will be required to take and pass a remedial English course during their first semester at Temple University.

Resume:

A resume is required.


Program Requirements
Campus Location:

Health Sciences

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m.

General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 32

Required Courses:

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology participates in the "Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences" at the Temple University School of Medicine.  The program requires Ph.D. and M.S. students to take a defined set of courses over the first two years:

-2 courses from the "Foundations of Biosciences Series" of the Interdisciplinary Program, comprising either a basic or advanced biochemistry course, and a course on Molecular and Cell Biology (see the School of Medicine Graduate Studies Website).

-2 1-s.h. courses comprising Scientific Communication, Scientific Integrity, and Bioethics

-2 courses from the "Integrated Biosciences Series" from the following list:

Molecular Approaches to Research

Principles of Physiology

Principles of Pharmacology

Principles of Organ Pathology

Principles of Genetics

Principles of Development

Cancer Biology

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Cell Structure and Function

Proteins and Enzymes

Biostatistics

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

This program has no culminating events.

Contacts
Department Information:

Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology
School of Medicine
3400 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

eoleszak@temple.edu
215-707-3160

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

 

Program Coordinator:

 

Graduate Chairperson:

Emilia L. Oleszak
eoleszak@temple.edu
215-707-7657

Chairperson:

Steven N. Popoff, Ph.D.

steven.popoff@temple.edu
215-707-3160

About the Program

The goal of this program is to

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 3 years

Campus Location:

Health Sciences

Students are able to complete the degree program through classes offered before and after 4:30 p.m.

Department Information:

Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology
School of Medicine
3400 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

eoleszak@temple.edu
215-707-3160

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January 2006