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.
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.
A prerequisite GPA and cumulative GPA of 2.5 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. AP courses will be considered on a case by case basis.
Applicants must supply exam results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Competitive scores are Qualitative 150, verbal 150 and Analytical writing 3.5. Test scores more than three years old are not accepted.
The College Level courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress.
- Anatomy & Physiology – 6-8 semester hours with laboratory
- General Chemistry – 4 semester hours with lab
- Organic chemistry , Biochemistry or Survey Course – 4 semester hours with lab
- Statistics – 3 semester hours
Other recommended courses include Comparative anatomy, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and calculus.
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 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.
In order to complete capstone, it should be made clear that student will need to pass comprehensive exam in anatomy.
|1st Semester||Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|(Summer)||ANAT – 700||Human Gross Anatomy ( Lecture and Lab)||5|
|ANAT – 720||Pathophysiology (Lecture)||4|
|ANAT – 500||Research Seminar (Seminar)||2|
|ANAT – 600||Teaching Anatomy Education (Lecture)||1|
|2nd Semester||Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|(Fall)||ANAT – 740||Histology and Cell Anatomy (Lecture and Lab)||4|
|ANAT – 760||Biochemistry (Lecture)||3|
|ANAT – 820||Integrated Systems (Lecture)||2|
|ANAT – 620||Instructional Practicum (Graduate Assistant Experience)||2|
|ANAT – 520||Research Seminar (Seminar)||1|
|3rd Semester||Course #||Course Title||Credit|
|(Spring)||ANAT – 800||Neuroanatomy (Lecture and Lab)||4|
|ANAT – 780||Medical Genetics (Lecture)||2|
|ANAT – 640||Instructional Practicum (Graduate Assistant Experience)||3|
|ANAT – 540||Research Seminar (Seminar)||2|
|ANAT – 860||Comprehensive Anatomy (Capstone)||1|
Costs and Fees
Tuition for the program will be a flat rate of $10,000 per semester, plus fees. Further information regarding cost of room and board, tuition, etc. is available by request.
Alderson Broaddus University participates in the Department of Education’s Direct Loan Program where graduate students can apply for the Stafford Loan and the Graduate PLUS Loan. Graduate students are also eligible for Federal Work-Study positions on campus. For more information students should go to www.ab.edu or contact the Financial Aid Office about financial aid for graduate studies.
|Course #||Credit Hours||Course Name|
|_____||ANAT 701||5||Human Gross Anatomy (Core I)|
|_____||ANAT 702||5||Human Gross Anatomy (Core II)|
|_____||ANAT 710||4||Histology/Cell Anatomy|
|_____||ANAT 750||3||Radiological Anatomy|
|_____||ANAT 800||2||Instructional Practicum|
|_____||ANAT 810||2||Research Seminar in Anatomy|
|_____||ANAT 850||1||Capstone (Comprehensive Anatomy Exam)|
|_____||EDUC 740||3||Instruction by Design|
|_____||EDUC 760||3||Classroom Management Theories|
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).