Students accepted to the program should have taken some or all of these courses prior to admission to the program for either Coursework or Research options. Students may correct deficiencies (up to six credits) after admission, but these credits do not apply toward the 30 credits required for the degree, and all deficiencies must be absolved before completion of the Master's degree.
The following courses are required for completion of the M.S. degree for either Coursework or Research options, and may be fulfilled by courses taken prior to entrance to the M.S. program or as part of the Master's program.
There are two options for the M.S. degree: one involving primarily formal coursework with no research requirement (coursework option), and the other requiring significant laboratory research with a formal written component describing and analyzing the work performed (research option).