Life Sciences and Clinical Investigation Dual Degree MS/PhD
The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.
Total Units Required for the combined PhD/MS Degree: 12
Courses Required by DGP for PhD Component
Total DGP courses: 6
Biochemistry, Molecuar Biology, Cell Biology, Statistics (4 units)
Two DGP electives of the student's choice in consultation with their adviser(s)
Courses Required by Clinical Investigation for the MS Component
Total MSCI courses: 6
|Biostatistics for Clinical Investigators 1|
|Introduction to Epidemiology for Clinical Investigators|
|Biostatistics for Clinical Investigators 2|
|Introduction to Translational Research|
Three additional elective units 1
One DGP elective course is accepted. The remaining two electives must be taken from the MSCI elective list.
Thesis and Research Requirements
DGP/MSCI students will be subject to all other DGP requirements. These include:
- Passing the qualifying exam and generating a suitable thesis.
- Dual degree candidates must meet with the MSCI co-director twice a year to update progress towards the MSCI degree requirements.
Simultaneous Award of PhD and MS
Students will not be granted the MS prior to completion of all PhD requirements. Graduation will be simultaneous for both degrees, even in cases where MS requirements are fulfilled in time for an earlier graduation date.