4.4 Optional Master of Science

Students in the UCSF/UCB Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering may also complete the requirements for a Masters degree as part of their doctoral program. The acceptable plan to earn a masters is Plan I which requires a thesis and formal coursework as outlined below.

Plan I Requirements:

  1. Completion of 20 semester units, eight of which are graded graduate level courses in the major field of study, not including seminars. Of the remaining 12 units, up to three may be individual research, while the remaining must be advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in the major or other fields of study.
  2. Completion of a Masters Thesis. The Masters Thesis must be read and approved by at least three Group faculty members who must come from both campuses.