Master of Science in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences : Curriculum

2018-2019 Curriculum

The M.S. program is a training process for translational research in skin science and dermatology, which covers basic aspects of skin biology as well as clinical problems. The program will be conducted over three semesters in one academic year, and will require 15 individual courses, and 2 common courses.

Admitted students will be required to take the following:

Fall Courses Credit
DER601 Introduction to Dermatology 1.0
DER602 Skin Anatomy and Histology 2.0
DER603 Skin Biology & Pathophysiology 2.0
DER605 Skin Microbiology and Immunology 3.0
DER606 Dermato-epidemiology 2.0
DER631 Advances in Dermatology 1.0
DER641 Frontiers in Sciences 1.0
DER661 Research Rotation (elective) 1.0
Spring    
DER622 Introduction to Dermatopathology 1.0
DER607 Dermatopharmacology 2.0
DER608 Photobiology & Photomedicine 1.0
DER609 Skin Carcinogenesis 2.0
DER610 Clinical Skin Diseases 2.0
DER613 Techniques in Skin Research-I 1.0
DER632 Advances in Dermatology 1.0
DER642 Frontiers in Sciences 1.0
DER662 Research Rotation (elective) 1.0
Summer    
DER611 Visualizing the Skin 2.0
DER612 Grant Writing 1.0
DER623 Techniques in Skin Research-II 1.0
DER614 Innovation in Dermatology 1.0
DER615 Dermatology Health Care Delivery 1.0
DER633 Advances in Dermatology 1.0
DER643 Frontiers in Sciences 1.0
DER663 Research Rotation (elective) 1.0

Non-Thesis Track - Total Required Credits 30, Duration 12 months

Thesis Track (a minimum 1 rotation is required for thesis track)

DER 700 Laboratory Thesis Research, 4 months, Credits 6.0

Total Required Credits 37, Total duration 12-16 months