Cell & Developmental Biology

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length

1.5 - 4 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Prerequisites

BA/BS | See more

 

Contact Information

Program Director

Name: Gerald Grunwald, PhD
Position: Program Director

Program Coordinator

Name: Christian Laffoon
Position: Program Coordinator

Admissions

Telephone: 215-951-2800

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Curriculum

Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits for conferral of degree.

19 credits required. 6 credits total of Master's Research.

Course Title Credits
BI 550 Topics in Biomedical Chemistry 3
GC 660 Biostatistical Methods of Data Analysis 3
CB 615 Embryology
3
CB 560 Principles of Cell Biology 3
CB 635 Gene-Environment Interactions in Birth Defects & Disease 3
CB 870 Master's Research 1-6
CB 880 Master's Research 1-6
CB 890 Master's Research 1-6

Select two courses, total of 4-6 credits.

Course Title Credits
GC 510 Database Design & Management 2
GC 525 Information Technology for Decision Making 3
GC 600 Management Skills 3
GC 605 Performance Improvement 2
GC 610 Strategic Mgmt: Increasing R&D Productivity 2
GC 617 Mgmt of Pharma Drug Development Projects 2
GC 620 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3
GC 621 Biotechnology Venture Management 2
GC 635 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials Management 2
GC 636 Principles of Career Management 2

5-17 credits required. 6 credits maximum laboratory clerkship.*

Course Title Credits
CB 570 Pathologic Aspects of Disease 3
CB 810 Laboratory Clerkship 1-6
CB 820 Laboratory Clerkship 1-6
CB 830 Laboratory Clerkship 1-6

GC 520.01 Cultural Competency 

GC 529 Lab Animal Sciences

2

2

GC 625 Drug Developmental Issues 2
GC 630 Fund-Clinical Trials 3
GC 640 Research Ethics 1
GC 645 Genomics & Bioinformatics 3
GC 650 EconAnal of Healthcare Intervention 3
GC 665 Cell Signaling 4
GC 680 Lab Techniques-Molecular Biology 3
GC 690 Reg Issues in Human Subject Research 2
GC 720 Scientific Writing 2
GC 740 Principles of Pedagogy 1
GC 741 Principles of Science Pedagogy 1
GE 651 Pathobiology of Cancer  2
GE 652 Molecular Basis of Cancer 2
MI 521 Intro to Immunology 2
MI 522 Vaccinology & Immunotherapeutics 2
MI 530 Microbial Pathogenesis of Disease 2
MI 540 MI-Antimicrobial Agents 2
MI 580 Principles-Epidemiology 3
NS 690 Neuropharmacology 3
NS 700 Cellular Neurophysiology 4
NS 715 Molecular Cellular Neuroscience 3
PR 505 Environmental Toxicology 3
PR 522 General Pharmacology 3
PR 525 Princ-Clin Pharmacology 3
PR 526 Pharmacogenomics 2
PR 530 Fundamentals-Biosafety 2
PR 630 General Toxicology 3

*Students with a strong research background may request to substitute additional didactic courses in place of the clerkship experience. Career counseling and guidance is available through the Director’s office.