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The Clinical Anatomy and Physiology MS degree program is a one-year non-thesis program that provides students with a rigorous background in the traditional anatomical and physiological disciplines, coupled with training in pedagogy and curriculum as well as supervised experiences teaching anatomy and physiology.

Required Core Courses

Required core courses include D501 (Gross Anatomy), D853 (Embryology), D502 (Histology), D527 (Neuroanatomy), as well as F503 (Physiology), Education courses including D878 (Anatomy Teaching Practicum), and electives. No research project is required.

Semester Course Notes
Fall Year 1 ANAT-D 502 Histology (4)
PHSL-F 503 Physiology (5)
Education Coursework (3)
Electives (0-3)
Students must take one education of these education courses:
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum or 
EDUC-P 540 Learning and Cognition in Education
Spring Year 1 ANAT-D 501 Gross Anatomy (5)
ANAT-D 527 Neuroanatomy (3)
ANAT-D 853 Embryology (3)
Electives (0-3)
Summer Year 1 ANAT-D 878 Anat Teaching (2)
Fall Year 2 n/a


Spring Year 2 n/a  
Summer Year 2 n/a  
Research Hours No research hours required The Clinical Anatomy track does not require laboratory research
Electives Additional graduate-level courses to complete 30 credit hour requirement  
Total Credit Hours 30  
Final Projects

No final project required

Final Examination No final exam required  
Final Examination Committee No committee required  


Core Electives

Students are required to take five credit hours from the elective list below. Students may use additional/alternative electives in their plan of study with the approval of the graduate adviser and the ACBP Graduate Studies Committee.

  • ANAT-D700 Educational Research Practicum (2 cr.)
  • ANAT-D710 History of Anatomy (2 cr.)
  • ANAT-D861 Seminar (1 cr.)
  • ANAT-D856 Advanced Histology (1-5 cr.)
  • ANAT-D864 Advanced Gross Anatomy (1-5 cr.)
  • ANAT-D875 Advanced Neuroanatomy (1-5 cr.)
  • BIOC-B500 Introductory Biochemistry (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-55900 Endocrinology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-56100 Immunology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-57410 Molecular and Cellular Bone Biology (3 cr.)
  • BIOL-69700 Special Topics Frontiers of Biology (1-3 cr.)
  • EDUC-C750 Topical Seminar (1-6 cr.)
  • EDUC-P507 Assessment in Schools (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P514 Life Span Development: Birth to Death (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-W531 Technology for Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
  • GRDM-G747 Principles of Pharmacology (1 cr.)
  • GRDM-G748 Principles of Toxicology 1 (1 cr.)
  • GRDM-G801 Cell Biology of the Neuromusculoskeletal System (4 cr.)
  • MSCI-M620 Pedagogical Methods in the Health Sciences (3 cr.)

Required Teaching Practicum

  • ANAT-D878 Teaching Practicum (2 cr.), one enrollment required

Total credits required for degree = 30 credits

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is a thesis required?

    This is a non-thesis program.

  • Is this an online Masters program?

    No, required courses are designed for in person attendance.

  • What is the average length of the program?

    This degree is designed to be completed in one year including the fall, spring, and summer terms. 

  • Does this program include an MCAT prep course?

    No, this program does not offer an MCAT prep course.

  • How do I calculate the cost of tuition for this program?

    For a general cost estimate, please visit the IUPUI Student Central MoneySmarts or Net-Price-Calculator to help you calculate your cost of attendance. The Clinical Anatomy & Physiology MS program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours for completion, typically achieved over a 1-year period (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

    *Select “All other Graduate Programs” when prompted to select an in-person program. Costs generated are for estimation purposes only.