5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Non-Departmental | Anthropology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern | Asian Studies | Astronomy
Biochemistry | Biology | Biological and Physical Sciences | Biophysics | Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Commerce | Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences
French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs | Health Evaluation Sciences | History | Linguistics
Mathematics | Microbiology | Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics | Music | Neuroscience
Pharmacology | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian and East European Studies
Slavic | Sociology | Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | Surgery

Department of Surgery
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Departmental Degree Requirements

Master of Science   Postgraduates in training in the Department of Surgery may, if recommended by the department and meeting the requirements for admission, be admitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for work toward the degree of Master of Science in Surgery. Prerequisites for admission to this program are the degree of Doctor of Medicine and at least two years of postgraduate medical education in surgery.

The candidate shall carry out research work without responsibility for the care of patients except when it is desirable to apply the work performed in the laboratory to the treatment of patients. Frequent consultations are required between the student and members of the staff concerning both the practical and theoretical aspects of this work.

The degree shall be awarded on the basis of a satisfactory completion of: (1) all prescribed laboratory and course assignments, (2) an oral examination given by three members of the faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, (3) and an original research problem on which a thesis is based. The thesis must be approved by the Committee on Graduate Studies of the School of Medicine. It is acceptable to the Department of Surgery for degree applicants to substitute for the general Graduate School foreign language requirement a demonstrated level of competence in advanced scholarship as recommended by the Department of Surgery and approved by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

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