M.S.(R) in Anatomy
How to Apply
Applicants must posses a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution. It is preferred that applicants have at least an average grade of "B" and a strong background in biology and chemistry.
Students are usually admitted in the beginning of the fall semester, although in some cases entrance can occur at the beginning of the spring semester. Application requirements include official transcripts, official scores on the Graduate Record Examination, three letters of recommendation, a resume/CV and a goals statement.
The University's Graduate Education Office encourages applicants to self-manage their application files. This means that the transcripts and recommendations will be accepted from the applicant provided they arrive at the Graduate Education Office admissions office in their original, sealed envelopes. Recommendations should have the recommenders' signatures across the seals. Upon completion, the entire application packet should be mailed to Saint Louis University, Graduate Education Office, 3634 Lindell Blvd., Suite 117, St. Louis, MO 63108.
Although acceptance is ultimately approved by the Graduate Education Office, information concerning the graduate program may be obtained by contacting the Director of Admissions, Center for Anatomical Science and Education, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1402 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63104, (314) 977-8031. The application deadline for fall admission is July 1.
|ANAT-510 (5)||Human Histology/Ultrastructure|
|ANAT-520 (2)||Human Embryology|
|ANAT-544 (2)||Basic Research Techniques
(Preparation of research proposal)
|ANAT-500 (8)||Human Gross Anatomy|
|ANAT-530 (5)||Human Systems Neurobiology|
|PAEH504 (4)||General Physiology|
|*a total of 6 credit hours is required
Attendance at all journal club/seminar sessions is required (fall and spring semesters). Students are required to give one journal club presentation per academic year.
ANAT-500 Human Gross Anatomy (8) The structure and function of human body with an emphasis on anatomical relationships and concepts and their functional significance. Dissection required. (Spring semester)
ANAT-510 Human Histology and Ultrastructure (5) Microscopic anatomy of human body with an emphasis on relationships between structure and function of tissues and organs. (Fall semester)
ANAT-520 Human Embryology (2) Prenatal human development with an emphasis on the correlation of normal development with development of common congenital malformations. (Fall semester)
ANAT-530 Human Systems Neurobiology (5) The structure and function of the human nervous system with an emphasis on neuroanatomical relationships of functional systems and neurobiological concepts of brain mechanisms. (Spring semester)
ANAT-544 Basic Research Techniques (2) Fundamental techniques and instrumentation with an emphasis on principles underlying preparation of material for histological, histochemical and ultrastructural examination and interpretation of results. (Fall semester)
PAEH-504 General Physiology (4) Physiology survey course for non-majors with emphasis on mammals.
The Center's faculty is engaged in multidisciplinary research of biological structure and function ranging from ultrastructural to gross anatomical levels, with major interest in clinically relevant anatomy and neurobiology. Other research interests include cell biology and pathobiology.
Facilities are available for autoradiography, cell culture, electrophysiology, immunocytochemistry, microsurgery, and stereotaxic neurosurgery. The Center is equipped to perform optical imaging, including bright field, phase contrast, and fluorescent microscopy. Electron microscopy is available for transmission and scanning.