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Biomedical Sciences (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description
This Biomedical Sciences certificate program is designed to educate students at the graduate level in biomedical sciences with an emphasis on training in basic and translational clinical research and to provide students with an advanced understanding of human anatomy and functional histology and cell biology.
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Cellular & Molecular Medicine -

The Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine is one of the five basic science departments of the University of Arizona College of Medicine located on the Northeast side of the University of Arizona Campus in Tucson, AZ.  The mission of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) is to provide pre- and post-doctoral, medical and graduate education in an interdisplinary environment through research activities to advance knowledge of biological structure as related to function and disease from the molecular level to the whole organism.

CMM faculty run active research programs in modern molecular and cellular biology which include areas of developmental biology, neuroscience, parasitology, immunology, cancer biology, and cellular structure and function. Our graduate program attracts outstanding students from all parts of the US and the world. Graduate students from the interdisciplinary programs of cancer biology, genetics, molecular & cellular biology and biochemistry, neuroscience, and physiological sciences also receive training in CMM faculty laboratories.

CMM Mailing address:

PO Box 245044, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. 

Life Sciences North, Room 450, Tucson, AZ  85724-5044

College of Medicine, Tucson  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Barbara Kahn-Sales
Graduate Program Coordinator
Barbara Kahn-Sales
Director of Graduate Studies
Lonnie P Lybarger
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Applications may be submitted at any time, and students may begin coursework in the Summer or Fall terms. Applicants should indicate the semester (Summer, Fall) in which he or she would like to begin coursework. The deadlines listed above are recommended deadlines. We accept applications on a continual basis. The Oversight Committee will begin reviewing all applications on or after April 1.

A bachelor's degree is a prerequisite for entering the certificate program. A student may apply to the certificate program prior to receiving his/her bachelor's degree, but must have received the degree before starting the certificate program. While it is expected that the applicant's undergraduate major normally be in the natural sciences, students with degrees in other fields who have sufficient coursework in the natural sciences will be considered.
Every applicant must submit scores for either the GRE or the MCAT in order to be considered for admission.
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE or MCAT

Financial Aid

The certificate program does not provide financial aid.

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants: April 1st for all applications

International Applicants:  April 1st for all applications

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: School Code: 4832; Dept. Code 0203

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 12
Core coursework: Every student will be required to complete the following courses with a grade of C or better:

CMM 501A ("Human Gross Anatomy"); 4 units
CMM 510 ("Human Histology"); 3 units
CMM 565A ("Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging"); 3 units, respectively

The student will be required to complete at least one additional course with a grade of C or better. The following courses are recommended:

CMM 577 ("Principles of Cell Biology;" 4 units)
CMM 595H ("Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases;" 2 units)
EPID 576A ("Biostatistics in Public Health;" 3 units)
EPID 651 ("Bioethics, Regulations, and Repercussions in Research;" 2 units)
PATH 515 ("Basic Human Pathology;" 4 units)

CMM 605 ("Medical Immunology and Infectious Disease;" 4 units)

Other courses in the biomedical sciences and medicine may be appropriate and will be considered. The student will be required to receive approval from his or her advisory committee for his/her final selection of courses.

Language requirements:
Other requirements: Every student will be required to complete the courses with a grade of C or better. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 06 Dec 2018