Curriculum

Completion of all requirements in the Genetics and Data Science (GDS) multidisciplinary training area (MTA) includes satisfactory performance (GPA >3.0) in Core courses and laboratory rotations.

Program Requirements:

After your first year, as a student in the GDS MTA, you are required to take BSR 4401 (Journal Club in Genetics and Data Science), BSR 5401 (Seminars in Genetics and Data Science), and BSR 5402 (Works in Progress: Genetics and Data Science), in addition to at least 3 elective credits selected from GDS focused courses. Another 3 elective credits may be selected from any course offered at in the GSBS at ISMMS. ISMMS also partners with the CUNY Graduate Center, CUNY Grove School of Engineering, and Cooper Union allowing student to take relevant mathematics and computer science courses. With Departmental approval, and if directly relevant to your research, you can also elect to take courses offered at other institutions in the New York area that will count towards your required elective credits.

Course Schedules by Year

Year 1- Fall

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BSR 1006 Lab Rotation 4
BSR 1012 Biomedical Sciences 3
BIO6400 or MPH0300 Biostatistics for Biomedical Research or Introduction to Biostatistics 3
BSR 1021 Responsible Conduct of Research 0.5

Year 1- Spring

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BSR 1007 Lab Rotation 4
BSR 1013 Biomedical Sciences 3
BSR1022 Rigor and Reproducibility 0.5
BSR 1025 (only if taken MPH0300) Prominent Biostatistics Concepts for Biomedical Research   

Year 2- Fall

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BSR 8000 Independent Research 10
BSR 4401 Journal Club in Genetics and Data Science 1
BSR 5401 Seminars in Genetics and Data Science 1
BSR 5402 Works in Progress: Genetics and Data Science 1

 Year 2- Spring

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BSR 9000 Doctoral Dissertation Research 8
BSR 4401 Journal Club in Genetics and Data Science 1
BSR 5401 Seminars in Genetics and Data Science 1
BSR 5402 Works in Progress: Genetics and Data Science 1

Year 3- Fall

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BSR 8000 Independent Research 8
BSR 4401 Journal Club in Genetics and Data Science 1
BSR 5401 Seminars in Genetics and Data Science 1
BSR 5402 Works in Progress: Genetics and Data Science 1

 Year 3- Spring

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BSR 8000 Independent Research 8
BSR 4401 Journal Club in Genetics and Data Science 1
BSR 5401 Seminars in Genetics and Data Science 1
BSR 5402 Works in Progress: Genetics and Data Science 1

Additional Course Requirements & Elective Descriptions 

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Application Deadline
December 1