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Examining the human experience through politics, culture, gender, public health, ethics, science and technology

MSTP Sociocultural Anthropology Requirements

Course Requirements

  • Social Theory and Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Research Methods in Anthropology
  • Medicine and Anthropology
  • Political Economy of Health
  • Methods: Proposal Writing
  • Cultures of Science and Technology
  • Social Measurement
  • Seminar in Anthropology (Two Semesters)
  • Four Advance Readings Courses
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Teaching Practicum

Qualifying Exam

  • 40-60 Page Paper Due in January of Second PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Thesis Proposal is Due by May of the Second PhD Year 

Other 

  • Students Must Demonstrate Proficiency in a Foreign Language

 

Anthropology Faculty Searchhttp://anthropology.artsci.wustl.edu/peopleAnthropology Programhttp://anthropology.artsci.wustl.edu/graduate
  
Integrating basic biology with the advanced quantitative and analytical methods of engineering, from the single-molecule level to that of the entire organism

MSTP Biomedical Engineering Requirements

Course Requirements

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology
  • One Course Each in Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science
  • Two BME Electives
  • Graduate Seminar (All Semesters)
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience

Qualifying Exam

  • General Knowledge Oral Exam Based on Research Rotations

Thesis Proposal

  •  Thesis Proposal Is Due by June 30 of Second PhD Year
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Biomedical Engineering Faculty Searchhttps://bme.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/default.aspxBiomedical Engineering Programhttps://bme.wustl.edu/Pages/default.aspx
  
Bridging the gap between biological data and the computational methods needed to maximize its utility

MSTP Computational and Systems Biology Requirements

Course Requirements

  • Computational Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Genomics
  • Seminar in Computational Molecular Biology (Two Semesters)
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience

Qualifying Exam

  • Written Grant Proposal and Oral Exam by August 31 of Second PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Thesis Proposal Is Due by December 31 of Second PhD Year 
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxComputational and Systems Biology Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/compbio/Pages/default.aspx
  
Fusing the systems and processes of biochemistry and molecular biology with the theory and practice of physical chemistry, mathematics and physics

MSTP Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology Requirements

Course Requirements

  • Chemistry and Physics of Biological Molecules
  • Macromolecular Interactions
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology Seminar
  • Two Advanced Electives
  • Three Units of Special Topics/Journal Clubs
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience

Qualifying Exam

  • Written Grant Proposal and Oral Exam October of Second PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Thesis Proposal is Due within Six Months of the Completion of the Qualifying Exam, and No Later than March 1 of the Second PhD Year 
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxBiochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/biophysics/Pages/BBSB.aspx
  
Combining genetic, cytological, immunological, microsurgical and biochemical approaches to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying developmental processes

MSTP Developmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology Requirements

Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Advanced Genetics
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Teaching Practicum

Qualifying Exam

  • Written Grant Proposal and Oral Exam by October 31 of Second PhD Year
  • Written General Knowledge Exam by May 31 of First PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Thesis Proposal by December 31 of Second PhD Year
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxDevelopmental, Regenerative, and Stem Cell Biology Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/devbio/Pages/default.aspx
  
Studying the molecular basis of normal and disease phenotypes in humans and mammals

MSTP Human and Statistical Genetics Requirements

Course Requirements

  • Fundamentals of Mammalian Genetics
  • Human Linkage & Association
  • Computational Statistical Genetics
  • Human Genetics Journal Club (4 semesters)
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience
Qualifying Exam
  •  Oral Examination on presentation of 3 papers and general knowledge by June 30 of First PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Thesis Proposal Due by December 31 of Second PhD Year
 
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxHuman and Statistical Genetics Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/hsg/Pages/default.aspx
  
Examining how the mechanisms of host defense protect against pathogenic agents

MSTP Immunology Requirements

Required Courses

  • Immunobiology I
  • Advanced Topics in Immunology
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience

Qualifying Exam

  • General Knowledge Oral Exam by July 30 of First PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Within 12 months of Qualifying Exam

Other

  • Participation in weekly Works In Progress Seminars
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxImmunology Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/immunology/Pages/default.aspx
  
Elucidating essential cellular processes and the mechanisms that control them

MSTP Molecular Cell Biology Requirements

Required Courses

  •  Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology
  • Advanced Elective with Grant Writing Component
  • 2 Units of Special Topics/Journal Clubs
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience

Qualifying Exam

  • Written Grant Proposal and Oral Exam by August 1 of First PhD year
  • Written General Knowledge Exam Two Weeks after End of Spring Semester

Thesis Proposal

  • Thesis Proposal by December 31 of Second PhD Year
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxMolecular Cell Biology Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/cellbio/Pages/default.aspx
  
Determining how genes are inherited, modified, expressed and regulated

MSTP Molecular Genetics and Genomics Requirements

Course Requirements

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology
  • Advanced Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience

Qualifying Exam

  • Written General Knowledge Exam by end of May of First PhD Year
  • Written Grant Proposal and Oral Exam by October 31 of Second PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Thesis Proposal Due by December 31 of Second PhD Year
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxMolecular Genetics and Genomics Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/genetics/Pages/default.aspx
  
Comprehensive and modern approaches to understanding microbes and the diseases they cause

MSTP Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Requirements

Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology
  • Molecular Microbiology & Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Special Topics in Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Journal Clubs
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience

Qualifying Exam

  • Written Grant Proposal and Oral Exam by August 1 of First PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Thesis Proposal by December 31 of Second PhD Year
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxMolecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/micro/Pages/default.aspx
  
Understanding how the brain works, how it develops, and how it malfunctions in disease

MSTP Neurosciences Requirements

Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology
  • Cellular Neurobiology or Neural Systems
  • Oral Presentation of Scientific Data
  • 1st Year Fundamentals
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Mentored Teaching Experience

Qualifying Exam

  • Written Grant Proposal and Oral Exam by June 30 of First PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

  • Preproposal by December 31 of Second PhD Year
  • Thesis Proposal by June 30 of Second PhD Year
 
DBBS Faculty Searchhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/DivisionFaculty.aspxNeurosciences Programhttp://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/neuro/Pages/default.aspx
  
Application of physics to medicine in the measurement of blood flow, eclectic conductance and imaging

MSTP Physics Requirements

Course Requirements

  • Depending on Preparation, a Minimum of 18 Units of Core Courses
  • Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Teaching Practicum

Qualifying Exam

  • Oral Exam Must Be Completed by May 15 of Second PhD Year

Thesis Proposal

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