Master of Science in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences : Curriculum

2019-2020 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 curriculum is offered each year over three semesters.

Admitted students will be required to take the following:

Fall  Courses Credit
DER601 Introduction to Dermatology 1.0
DER603 Skin Biology & Pathophysiology 3.0
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
DER670 Clinical 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 1.0
DER632 Advances in Dermatology 1.0
DER642 Frontiers in Sciences 1.0
DER662 Research Rotation (elective) 1.0
DER670 Clinical 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
DER670 Clinical Rotation (elective) 1.0

Non-Thesis Track - 30 Credits required

Thesis Track

  • minimum 1 Research Rotation (DER661, DER662, or DER663) is required for the thesis track
  • DER 808 Thesis Research, 12 months, Credits 6.0 required to graduate
  • Total Required Credits 37 (Core courses, Research Rotation, Thesis Research), duration 24 months