Master of Science in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences : Curriculum

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
DER602 Skin Anatomy and Histology 2.0
DER603 Skin Biology & Pathophysiology 2.0
DER604 Microbiology of the Skin 1.0
DER605 Immunology of the Skin 2.0
DER606 Dermato-epidemiology 2.0
DER631 Advances in Dermatology 1.0
DER641 Frontiers in Sciences 1.0
DER661 Research Rotation (elective) 1.0
Spring    
DER601 Introduction to Dermatology 1.0
DER607 Dermatopharmacology 2.0
DER608 Photobiology & Photomedicine 1.0
DER609 Skin Carcinogenesis 2.0
DER610 Clinical Skin Diseases 2.0
DER612 Grant Writing 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
DER613 Techniques in Skin Research 2.0
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


*Total Required Credits 30, Duration 12 months*

*Thesis Path (a minimum 1 rotation is required for thesis path)*

*DER 700 Laboratory Thesis Research, 4 months, Credits 6.0*

*Total Required Credits 37, Duration 16 months*
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