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Program in Molecular Medicine Graduate School University of Maryland, Baltimore

  • Baltimore, MD
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 60%40%
    student ratio
  • 96
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 1
    fall application deadline
  • 22%
    acceptance rate
  • 6 Degrees
    degrees offered

Overview

MMED-MS Overview

The Molecular Medicine Master's Program (M.M.E.D.-M.S.) at the University of Maryland emphasizes medically-relevant scientific research and education, using state-of-the-art resources. The program is designed as a 2 year curriculum for full-time students, but may be completed over 5 years for part-time working students. Students will become fluent in the study and implementation of biomedical research and will be well-prepared as skilled researchers for careers in academic research centers, government, and industry, including biotechnology firms and pharmaceutical companies.

Molecular medicine combines traditional areas of biomedical study, including cancer biology, human genetics, molecular and cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology into a unique interdisciplinary graduate training program. Specifically designed to develop scientists for the post-genomic era, M.M.E.D.-M.S. students will gain knowledge, research skills, and familiarity with the state-of-the-art biomedical tools and methodologies necessary to solve important and timely questions in biomedical science.

Thesis or Non-thesis Degrees

Students may opt for thesis or non-thesis degree programs in one of the below areas:

- "Molecular Medicine Research" - designed to provide graduate training leading to positions as laboratory managers and skilled technicians, and prepare students for further training in doctoral programs. Graduates of this program typically accept positions in industry or continue their studies in Ph.D. programs, medical school, dental school, or other professional programs.

- "Translational Research" - designed to train students in the NIH-CTSA Core Competencies for Translational Research. Graduates will be prepared to fill the increasing demand for skilled translational researchers in academic research centers, government, and industry, including biotechnology firms and pharmaceutical companies. Areas of concentration include: "Stem Cell Research," "Translational Cancer Research," and "Pharmacogenomics." This track is a great option for traditional graduate students as well as current industry employees and professional degree holders (M.D., R.N., Pharm.D., D.D.S.) looking to advance their careers in the field of translational research.

Molecular Medicine Research Requirements

Each student is required to:

- Complete a minimum of 30 credits

- Achieve 3.0 or higher grade point average in order to graduate

- Attend the Molecular Medicine MS Professor Rounds in his or her first semester

A) Non-Thesis Option

- GPLS 601 - "Core Couse Mechanisms in Biomedical Sciences" (8 credits)

- CIPP 907 - "Responsible Conduct of Research" (1 credit)

- GPLS 609, Section 07 - "Laboratory Rotations" (2 x 2 credits suggested, 6 credits max)

- GPLS 630 - "Fundamentals of Biostatistics" (or equivalent) (2 credits)

In addition to these required courses, students will take elective courses in an area of emphasis, such as physiology, pharmacology, or molecular and cell biology. Students will work with the faculty director of the MS program to choose courses of study that form coherent structures and provide advanced expertise in the chosen area of emphasis.

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B) Thesis Option

- GPLS 601 - "Core Couse Mechanisms in Biomedical Sciences" (8 credits)

- CIPP 907 - "Responsible Conduct of Research" (1 credit)

- GPLS 609, Section 07 - "Laboratory Rotations" (1 or 2 x 2 credits suggested)

- GPLS 630 - "Fundamentals of Biostatistics" (or equivalent) (2 credits)

- GPILS 799, Section 02 - "Master's Thesis Research" (6 credits min, 18 credits max, 1-6 per semester)

In addition to these required courses, students will take elective courses in their areas of emphasis, such as physiology, pharmacology, or molecular and cell biology. Students will work with their thesis advisers and the faculty director of the MS program to choose courses of study that form coherent structures and provide advanced expertise in the chosen areas of emphasis.

View additional electives.

Translational Research Requirements

Each student is required to:

- Complete a minimum of 30 credits.

- Achieve 3.0 or higher grade point average in order to graduate.

- Attend the Molecular Medicine MS Professor Rounds in his or her first semester.

A) Non-Thesis Option

- GPLS 600 - "Translational MS Core Course" (5 credits)

- GPLS 609, Section 07 - "Laboratory Rotations" (2 x 2 credits suggested, 6 credits max)

- PREV 616 - "Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research" (2 credits)

- CIPP 907 - "Responsible Conduct of Research" (1 credit)

- GPLS 791 - "From Bench to Bedside: Steps in Trans Research" (2 credits)

- GPLS 630 - "Fundamentals of Biostatistics" (or equivalent) (2 credits)

Course Work in Area of Emphasis: (6 credits selected from one of the below)

Stem Cell Research

- GPLS 792 - "Stem Cells: Hot Topics and Techniques" (2 credits)

- GPLS 665 - "Cancer Biology: Basic Research to the Clinic" (3 credits)

- GPLS 690 - "Current Topics in Vascular/Stem Cell Biology" (1 credit)

- GPLS 717 - "Molecular Genetics/Model Organisms" (2 credits)

Translational Cancer Biology

- GPLS 624 - "Oncopharmacology" (3 credits)

- GPLS 665 - "Cancer Biology: Basic Research to the Clinic" (3 credits)

- GPLS 790 - "Advanced Cancer Biology" (3 credits)

Pharmacogenomics

- GPLS 692 - "Current Topics in Genome Biology" (1 credit)

- GPLS 716 - "Genomics and Bioinformatics" (3 credits)

- GPLS 607 - "Principles of Pharmacology" (3 credits)

- HGEN 601 - "Basic Human Genetics I" (4 credits)

- PHAR 622 - "Advanced Pharmacogenomics" (2 credits)

View additional electives.

B) Thesis Option

- GPLS 601 - "Core Course: Mechanisms in Biomedical Sciences" (8 credits)

- GPLS 609, Section 07 - "Laboratory Rotations" (1 or 2 x 2 credits suggested, 6 credits max)

- PREV 616 - "Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research" (2 credits)

- CIPP 907 - "Responsible Conduct of Research" (1 credit)

- GPLS 791 - "From Bench to Bedside: Steps in Trans Research" (2 credits)

- GPLS 630 - "Fundamentals of Biostatistics" (or equivalent) (2 credits)

- GPILS 799, Section 02 - "Master's Thesis Research" (6 credits min, 18 credits max, 1-6 credits per semester)

Course Work in Area of Emphasis: (6 credits selected from one of the below)

Stem Cell Research

- GPLS 792 - "Stem Cells: Hot Topics and Techniques" (2 credits)

- GPLS 665 - "Cancer Biology: Basic Research to the Clinic" (3 credits)

- GPLS 690 - "Current Topics in Vascular/Stem Cell Biology" (1 credit)

- GPLS 717 - "Molecular Genetics/Model Organisms" (2 credits)

Translational Cancer Biology

- GPLS 624 - "Oncopharmacology" (3 credits)

- GPLS 665 - "Cancer Biology: Basic Research to the Clinic" (3 credits)

- GPLS 790 - "Advanced Cancer Biology" (3 credits)

Pharmacogenomics

- GPLS 692 - "Current Topics in Genome Biology" (1 credit)

- GPLS 716 - "Genomics and Bioinformatics" (3 credits)

- GPLS 607 - "Principles of Pharmacology" (3 credits)

- HGEN 601 - "Basic Human Genetics I" (4 credits)

- PHAR 622 - "Advanced Pharmacogenomics" (2 credits)

View additional electives.

How to Apply

Please read the frequently asked questions.

Interested students can begin their official applications through the graduate school.

- Students should make sure to select "Molecular Medicine (MASTERS)" as the program.

- If students have any questions about the application, they should contact the graduate school at gradinfo@umaryland.edu or 410-706-7131.

Interested students should please send this link to their 3 references to complete letters of recommendation: http://cf.umaryland.edu/graduate/letter_of_recommendation/. Students should ask their recommenders to select "Molecular Medicine (MASTERS)" as the program.

Interested students should use the following codes for sending TOEFL and GRE score reports:

- GRE - Institution code 5848; Program code 0206

- TOEFL - University code 5944; Department code 45

Students with special needs should please contact the Office of Disability Services if they require accommodation.

International students should contact the International Student Office for further assistance.

Funding is not provided for students admitted into the M.S. program. However, students may qualify for federal, state, and/or institutional aid at UMB. Interested students should please see the Student Financial Aid website for eligibility and possible sources of funding.


Location & Contact

Program in Molecular Medicine

Graduate School
University of Maryland, Baltimore

522 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

Dr. Toni Antalis

Director

Phone: 410-706-8222
Email: tantalis@som.umaryland.edu

Sharron Graves

Program Coordinator

Phone: 410-706-6044
Fax: 410-706-6040
Email: sgraves@som.umaryland.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
    • Molecular Medicine Master of Science (MS)
    • Molecular Toxicology And Pharmacology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Human Genetics And Genomic Medicine Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Cancer Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Cell And Molecular Physiology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 5
    • Doctoral Degrees 8
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

22% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 198
    • Accepted 44
    • Acceptance Rate 22
    • Enrolled 26
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students96
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students96
    • Part-time Percentage9%
    • Full-time Percentage91%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American12%
    • White / Caucasian63%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian9%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races7%
    • Unknown5%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%


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