ABU Announces Masters of Science in Anatomy


Thomas Moore, Dean of the College of Medical Science

ABU to launch M.S. in Anatomy beginning in Fall of 2017

Philippi, W.Va. – Alderson Broaddus University announced a new graduate degree the Masters of Science in Anatomy. The announcement was made Thursday in a press conference held on the Alderson Broaddus campus.

This is the second new graduate program announced at Alderson Broaddus in as many weeks. The Masters of Science in Anatomy program is a 24-month on-campus blended program is conducted in a traditional face-to-face lecture format, with some online courses offered during the student’s class schedule.

“It is appropriate that we continue our growth in the field of Medical Sciences with the addition of the Masters of Science in Anatomy,” said Alderson Broaddus President Dr. Tim Barry. “Throughout the history of Alderson Broaddus the main activities here are to teach and learn. This program helps us teach graduate students and prepare them to be educators in the field of anatomy.”

Students in the Masters of Science in Anatomy program will be educated to be an anatomist, work in a clinical laboratory, teach in community colleges and universities and pursue professional education in medical or research related fields.

“Students who earn the Masters of Science in Anatomy will receive through both didactic and laboratory experience, and gain the expertise and experience required to teach in the undergraduate, graduate and health science setting,” said Thomas Moore, Dean of the College of Medical Science. “This program benefits traditional and non-traditional students who desire a professional education in anatomy and seek to further their development for professional or health-related education.”

Course work includes: human anatomy, embryology, histology, neuroanatomy, radiological anatomy, research seminar, education courses and student teaching practicum.

Applications for the Masters of Science in Anatomy program are being accepted immediately with the first cohort beginning classes in the Fall of 2017.

Alderson Broaddus is continuing to add programs and academic initiatives.