Master of Science in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences : Thesis Option

Thesis Option

The department offers Master of Science (M.S.) in Skin Biology and Dermatological Sciences (MS in SBDS), which includes Thesis path and Non-Thesis path.

  • Thesis Track*: The M.S. with thesis path requires completion of a laboratory research project and thesis. This option is tailored for students interested in doing research or contemplating work for a Ph.D. degree or academic career. Duration & credits: 16 months, 30 core credits + 1 lab rotation credit + 6 lab research credits; Degree: MS in SBDS with Research Distinction

  • Non-Thesis Track: The Master of Science degree without thesis option is designed for students who wish to enhance their understanding of Skin Biology and related sciences through a rigorous series of courses. The program may be an ideal fit for those from industry or other organizations. Duration & credits: 12 months, 30 core courses credits; Degree: MS in SBDS

*Note: See course description