The Musculoskeletal Health Sciences PhD curriculum was designed to provide in depth study of the musculoskeletal system with the flexibility of tailoring coursework and other aspects of training to the student’s career goals.
Degree requirements include 90 credits of which at least 30 are from coursework and 45–60 are research (MSHS-B815). The minimum 30 course credits required for the PhD degree are composed of 14 credits from courses required for the major, 4 credits of approved electives and 12 credits that comprise an approved minor.
Required Coursework for the Major (14 credits)
GRAD-505 Responsible Conduct of Research (1 cr)
GRAD-507 Reagent Validation as a Means for Enhanced Research Reproducibility (1 cr)
GRAD-G801 Cell Biology of the Neuromusculoskeletal System (4 cr)
GRAD-G819 Basic Bone Biology (3 cr)
GRAD-G855 Experimental Design and Biostatistics (1 cr)
MSHS-B842 Musculoskeletal Disease and Injury (3 cr)
Science communication requirement – Students will complete one of the following:
- COMM-C524 Distilling Your Message (1 cr)
- COMM-C533 Improvisation for Scientists (1 cr)
- ENG-W533 Science Writing (1 cr)