Anatomy M.S.

Students must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above for all graduate courses (500 and 600 level courses). A student who has less than a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A at any time is placed on academic probation for one semester. At the end of the probation semester, the student’s file is reviewed by the graduate program coordinator. If the student’s cumulative G.P.A. is a minimum of 3.0, the student is automatically removed from probation. If the student does not achieve a 3.0 G.P.A., the graduate program coordinator will either dismiss the student from the program immediately or continue the student on probation for one more semester. If a minimum of 3.0 is not achieved following the second semester of probation dismissal is automatic.

Students in this program must pass all classes with a grade of C or better, with only two of these classes below a B. A student who receives less than a C or fails a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory course must repeat the course unless they have been dismissed. Courses may be repeated one time only. A G.P.A. of 3.0 is required at the time of graduation. Each student must successfully complete and present a research project or capstone project, which includes a written manuscript or scholarly written report and successful presentation of the project to their chosen committee (research project) or classmates (capstone project).

ANA-504LMicroscopic Anatomy Lab1
ANA-601Research Methods in Anatomy I3
BIO-505LNeurobiology Lab0
BIO-517Comparative Anatomy4
BIO-517LComparative Anatomy Lab0
BIO-520Developmental Biology4
BIO-520LDevelopmental Biology Lab0
BIO-639Human Gross Anatomy6
BIO-639LHuman Gross Anatomy Lab0
BIO-639XDHuman Gross Anatomy Extra Disection Lab0
BIO-689Special Topics1
Choose 1 of the following 2 sequences7
Research Methods in Anatomy II
and Research Seminar
Advanced Human Dissection
and Anatomy Capstone
Total Credits30

During the program students are required to successfully complete a teaching assistantship in the Anatomy and Physiology I and II laboratories.

Students entering the program as graduate students must meet the following criteria:

  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member from your undergraduate institution or a healthcare professional with an advanced degree.
  • A letter of intention.
  • Scores from GRE, MCAT, DAT, or VAT exams (if taken).
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Students must have minimum grades in the following pre-requisite courses of "C" if completed at a 4-year institution or "B" if completed at a 2-year institution.


  • Introduction to Biology I & II with included laboratory instruction or Anatomy and Physiology I & II with included laboratory instruction.
  • General Chemistry I & II with included laboratory instruction.
  • Organic Chemistry I with included laboratory instruction.
  • Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry I with included laboratory¹ instruction.
  • Introduction to English I & II
  • Applied Statistics (or Biostatistics)
  • Genetics or a Biology course with substantial amounts of Molecular Biology and Genetics content with laboratory¹ instruction.
  • Anatomy I & II (laboratories only)

Course equivalencies will be determined during the application process by a thorough review of applicants' undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts. In some cases, students may request to take practical comprehensive examinations in lieu of pre-requisites. Please contact D'Youville if you have any questions about these pre-requisites before applying.


If a Biochemistry course is utilized as a pre-requisite, the laboratory could be completed after matriculation. Genetics with laboratory could also be completed after matriculation. Biochemistry and Genetics (both with labs) are the only courses that can be completed after you enter the program.