Medical Physiology: Progressive MS Program

Sample Course Plan for Progressive MS Program

The Progressive MS Program is designed to enable students to earn a Bachelors and Master’s degree in five years. The program for USC undergraduates is described at the Progressive Degrees website.

Earning the Medical Physiology MS degree in the Progressive Program still requires completion of 32 units. The sample course plan below for Progressive MS students includes the required courses for the thesis track MS Medical Physiology. Requests to waive or make substitutions to specific requirements will be considered on an individual basis. “Year” refers to year of collegiate education.

Years 1, 2, and 3

Undergraduate courses.

Year 3 Summer

0 units

Work in laboratory of MPHY thesis mentor.

Year 4 Fall

Complete requirements for undergraduate degree

INTD 531

4 units

Cell Biology

Year 4 Spring

MPHY 573

4 units

Medical Physiology – 2

INTD 510L

4 units

Principles of Statistics

INTD 574

0 units

Medical Biology Seminar Series – Attend only

Year 4 Summer

MPHY 594a

2 units

Master’s research

INTD 500

0 units

Ethics and Accountability in Biomedical Research

Year 5 Fall

MPHY 572

4 units

Medical Physiology – 1

INTD 561

4 units

Molecular Biology

INTD 574

1 unit

Medical Biology Seminar Series

Year 5 Spring

INTD 574

1 unit

Medical Biology Seminar Series

MPHY 594b

2 units

Master’s research

Elective(s)

> 0 units

Elective(s) relevant to research interests

MPHY 590

*   units

Directed Research

*Units adjusted to meet 32 unit requirement