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Otolaryngology M.S.

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Contact Information
Department of Otolaryngology, MMC 396, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-3200; fax: 612-625-2101)
  • Students will no longer be accepted into this program after Summer 2013. Program requirements below are for current students only.
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
This program prepares students in both clinical and experimental aspects of otolaryngology. The M.S. degree requires a publishable thesis. Rotations at University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center, Regions Hospital, Minneapolis Children's Hospital, and Hennepin County Medical Center provide a wide range of opportunity for clinical education and surgical experience. Opportunities for independent research are provided in the laboratories of audiology, auditory electrophysiology, auditory neurophysiology, biochemistry, cancer biology, cell biology and genetics, electron microscopy, electrophysiology, histochemistry, morphometry, psychoacoustics, temporal bone pathology, tumor immunology, skin-flap physiology, laryngeal physiology, mandibular bone physiology, microvascular tissue transfer, and vestibular physiology. Graduates of the program have careers in teaching, research, and professional practice.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or equivalent.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 14 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
The M.S. (Plan A only) requires a minimum of 30 credits: 20 course credits (14 in the major and 6 in the minor or related fields) and 10 thesis credits. Understanding and application of basic statistics and experimental methodology are expected. Statistics coursework is usually necessary. Choice of statistics courses is made with the guidance of the director of graduate studies. Students are expected to complete and publish a research paper in a peer-reviewed journal or a presentation/poster at a national scientific meeting.
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