Master of Science in Anatomy
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The Mission:
The mission of the Alderson Broaddus University, College of Medical Science,  School of Anatomical Science is to foster a continuing level of excellence in teaching anatomical disciplines to professional students in health-related and scientific fields while preparing them with the tools, and scientific knowledge needed to become future anatomical scientists and educators.

Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission in the Master of Science in anatomy program, you must have a B.A. or B.S. or complete the requirements for a degree before enrollment. The degree should be in the biological, chemical or physical sciences; however, applicants with non-science degrees will be considered if they have a strong science background. The bachelor’s degree must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Students who are intellectually capable and possess investigative skills and inquisitive minds will find challenging, rewarding and fulfilling opportunities at Alderson Broaddus University.

The program is a 24 Month cohort, the first Cohort beginning in Fall 2017.

Academic requirements
A prerequisite GPA and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission. All prerequisite courses must be taken at regionally accredited institutions (or foreign equivalents). No grade lower than a C accepted for prerequisite coursework. CLEP credits, AP credits and P/F credits will not be considered for prerequisites.

Entrance exams
Applicants must supply exam results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Competitive scores are Qualitative 150, verbal 150 and Analytical writing 3.5.  Test scores more than three years old are not accepted.

Prerequisites
The College Level courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress.

  • Anatomy & Physiology – 8 semester hours with laboratory
  • General chemistry – 8 semester hours with lab
  • Organic chemistry – 8 semester hours with lab
  • Physics I or II – 4 semester hours with lab
  • Statistics – 3 semester hours
  • Other recommended courses include Comparative anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, calculus.

Comprehensive approach
The anatomy curriculum immerses students in the science’s six major disciplines, gross anatomy, cell anatomy, embryology, histology, neuroanatomy, and radiology anatomy. Students will conduct research and discuss topics in anatomy during the research seminar courses, while also introducing the student to the traditional methods of classroom management, classroom instruction, educational theories, seminar presentation, and mentored practical instructional experience with undergraduate and graduate students. The graduate student in this anatomy program will go through hands on training for anatomy dissection on human cadavers.

Anatomy Cadaver Lab
The gross anatomy cadaver lab at ABU is state of art that includes 12 cadavers and flat screen monitors and computers at each dissection station.

Technology
Technology incorporated throughout the M.S. of Anatomy program. ABU uses wireless technology for access to the network and the Internet. Mobile computing devices are recommended.

Capstone
In order to complete capstone, It should be made clear that student will need to pass comprehensive exam in anatomy.

 Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
Anatomy
_____ANAT 7015Human Gross Anatomy (Core I)
_____ANAT 7025Human Gross Anatomy (Core II)
_____ANAT 7104Histology/Cell Anatomy
_____ANAT 7204Neuroanatomy
_____ANAT 7404Embryology
_____ANAT 7503Radiological Anatomy
_____ANAT 8002Instructional Practicum
_____ANAT 8102Research Seminar in Anatomy
_____ANAT 8501Capstone (Comprehensive Anatomy Exam)
Education
_____EDUC 7403Instruction by Design
_____EDUC 7603Classroom Management Theories

Graduation Requirement:
Completion of 36 Credit hours, no course grade less than a “C” in any course, a cumulative GPA 3.0, and passing score on the comprehensive examination required for graduation. (A student has 6 years from date of enrollment to complete the program).