Reproductive Science and Medicine MS

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

Thesis Track

Total Units Required: 12

Course Title
Required Courses
REPR_SCI 405-0Female Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
REPR_SCI 406-0Emerging Research in Reproductive Science and Medicine
REPR_SCI 407-0Male Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
REPR_SCI 420-0Human Reproductive Health and Disease
REPR_SCI 425-0Responsible Conduct of Research in Reproductive Science
REPR_SCI 455-0Science Communication in Reproductive Science and Medicine
REPR_SCI 497-0Assessment and Career Planning
Required Research Courses
REPR_SCI 440-0Reproductive Technologies Laboratory
REPR_SCI 591-0Thesis Research in Reproductive Science and Medicine
REPR_SCI 595-0Research in Reproductive Science and Medicine
TGS 512-0Continuous Registration (Summer research)

Other MS Degree Requirements-Thesis Track

  • Examinations: A written thesis and public presentation are in lieu of a final examination.
  • Research/Projects: Students are required to join a thesis lab during winter quarter of their first year.
  • Master's Thesis: The MS-RSM thesis track requires a written thesis submitted during the student’s final quarter in the program.

Non-Thesis Track

Total Units Required: 12

Course Title
Required Courses
REPR_SCI 405-0Female Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
REPR_SCI 406-0Emerging Research in Reproductive Science and Medicine
REPR_SCI 407-0Male Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
REPR_SCI 420-0Human Reproductive Health and Disease
REPR_SCI 425-0Responsible Conduct of Research in Reproductive Science
REPR_SCI 455-0Science Communication in Reproductive Science and Medicine
REPR_SCI 497-0Assessment and Career Planning
Required Research Courses
REPR_SCI 442-0Reproductive Research I
REPR_SCI 443-0Reproductive Research II
TGS 512-0Continuous Registration (Summer Research, optional)

Other MS Degree Requirement-Non-Thesis Track

  • Examinations: Students complete a written final examination to earn the MS degree.
  • Research/Projects: Students are not required to perform research for the degree. Students have the option to complete research during the summer quarter after required courses and the final examination are complete.
  • Master's Thesis: The non-thesis track does not require a master’s thesis.

Electives (Optional)

Students may choose from a variety of electives to complete their degree. Electives enable students to tailor their degree to professional and personal interests by developing a focus area and/or achieve breadth. Electives span several topics. General areas of interest are listed below. Students may take any TGS course and are not limited to the list when determining electives.