Case Western Reserve University

School of Medicine

Master of Science in Applied Anatomy



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Applied Anatomy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Applied Anatomy program was established for students seeking a comprehensive education in the anatomical sciences, particularly individuals pursuing careers as medical health professionals and teachers who desire an advanced degree to enhance their skills and credentials. The Anatomical Sciences Core Curriculum (ASCC) courses emphasize the traditional aspects of anatomical structure, function, and nomenclature with critical aspects of cell and developmental biology, biochemistry, and physiology of cells, tissues, and organs integrated into their content. The elective courses allow curriculum flexibility for students to emphasize their diverse individual interests. The Master of Science in Applied Anatomy serves as an excellent preparation for subsequent studies in schools of medicine, dentistry, and nursing. The knowledge of the human body and its physiological processes gained in this program forms a significant foundation for physician assistants, physical therapists, dental technicians, and K-12 life sciences teachers. Students in this post-baccalaureate program earning the Master of Science in Applied Anatomy use their rigorous training in the anatomical sciences to establish an academic basis for their application to professional schools. Case Western Reserve University medical students earning the joint MD/MS degree program seek advanced training in the anatomical sciences. The joint MD/MS program is undertaken and completed concurrently with the medical curriculum, particularly if the student enters the graduate program during the first year of medical school. ANATOMICAL SCIENCES CORE CURRICULUM ANAT 412/3 Histology & Ultrastructure/Laboratory (Fall) ANAT 411 Gross Anatomy & Laboratory (Spring) ANAT 414 Neurological Anatomy & Laboratory (Fall) ANAT 491 Embryology (Spring) ANAT 497/8 Scientific Presentations / Applied Anatomy Seminar (Fall & Spring)


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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