Progressive Masters Program for Undergraduates
The Progressive MS Program is designed to enable students to earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years. The program established by USC for its undergraduates is described at the Progressive Degrees website.
The application process is facilitated by submission of application materials to the Program at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than early in the Spring Term of Junior year in order to schedule interviews with potential mentors. The materials do not need to be submitted to https://gradadm.usc.edu/apply/.
Earning the Medical Physiology MS degree normally requires completion of 32 units. A typical course sequence for student enrolled in the Progressive Masters program is shown below. Requests to waive or make substitutions will be considered on an individual basis. “Year” refers to year of collegiate education.
|Year 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 (elective)|
|Year 4: Spring||MPHY 573||4 units||Medical Physiology – 2|
|INTD 510L||4 units||Principles of Statistics (elective)|
|PHBI 550||0 units||Advanced Topics in Medical Physiology|
|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 (elective)|
|PHBI 550||1 unit||Advanced Topics in Medical Physiology|
|Year 5: Spring||PHBI 550||1 unit||Advanced Topics in Medical Physiology|
|MPHY 594b||2 units||Master’s Research|
|Elective(s)||> 0 units||Elective(s) relevant to research interests|
|MPHY 590||* units||Directed Research|