Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences

Student Achievement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

 

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

Attrition

The selection and support of students in the Ph.D. program should be sufficient to keep attrition rates below 10 percent.

Threshold: Less than 10%

Program requires graduation within seven years of entering program

Actual for entering classes 2005 - 2010 (graduating 2017 if on time): 15% (85% retention)

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate for the Ph.D. program is defined as those graduating in seven years exclusive of leave of absence.

Threshold: 90% 7-year graduation rate

Actual for entering classes 2005 - 2010 (graduating 2017 if on time): 85% 

Time-to-Degree

The time to degree is calculated as the average number of years it takes a student to complete the degree.

Actual for entering classes 2005 - 2010: 5.75 years

Career Placement

Due to the fact that a wide variety of employment options are open to individuals that hold Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences, our placement goals are primarily for our students to find suitable employment in line with their individual interests and goals. 

Career threshold: 50% of graduates entering postdoctoral training positions after graduating

Actual for classes entering 2005 - 2010 (graduating 2017 if on time): 63% of graduates entered postdoctoral training programs

 

M.S. in Biomedical Research

Attrition

The selection and support of students in the MSBR program should be sufficient to keep attrition rates below 10 percent.

Threshold: Less than 10%

Program expects graduation and/or transfer into our Ph.D. program within two years of entering the program. The program began in 2008.

Actual for classes graduating 2012 - 2017: 9% (91% retention)

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate for the MSBR program is defined as those entering the program and graduating in two years exclusive of leave of absence.

Threshold: 90%

Actual for classes 2012 - 2017 : 91% overall

Time-to-Degree

The time to degree is calculated as the average number of year(s) it takes a student to complete the degree.

Actual for classes graduating 2012 - 2017: 1.98 years

Career Placement

Due to the fact that the M.S. degree may or may not be a terminal degree for students entering the program, in addition to employment, we consider the success of these students entering this program gaining entry into doctoral degree programs evidence of successful career placement.

Career threshold: 95%

Actual for classes graduating 2012 - 2017: 92% 

 

M.S. in Clinical Research

Retention

The selection and support of students in the MSCR program should be sufficient to keep attrition rates below 10 percent.

Threshold: Less than 10%

Average for all graduates:  92% 

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate for the MSCR program is defined as those entering the program and graduating in two years exclusive of leave of absence.

Threshold: 90%

Average for all graduates: 95% overall

Career Placement

Due to the fact that the M.S. degree may or may not be a terminal degree for students entering the program, in addition to employment, we consider the success of these students entering this program gaining entry into doctoral degree programs evidence of successful career placement.

Career threshold: 95%

Average for all graduates: 92% 

Time to Degree 

The time to degree is calculated as the average number of years it takes a student to complete degree requirement.

Threshold: 2 years

Average for all graduates: 2.0 years

 

M.S. in Medical Sciences

Time to Degree 

The time to degree is calculated as the average number of years it takes a student to complete degree requirement.

Threshold: 2 years

Average for all graduates entering from 2011-2016: 2.0 years

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate for the MSMS program is defined as those entering the program and graduating in two years exclusive of leave of absence.

Threshold: 91%

** 35% of the students enter the M.D. program after the first year

Retention

The selection and support of students in the MSMS program should be sufficient to keep attrition rates below 10 percent.

Average for all graduates entering from 2011-2016: 91% 

Career Placement

Due to the fact that the M.S. degree may or may not be a terminal degree for students entering the program, in addition to employment, we consider the success of these students entering this program gaining entry into doctoral degree programs evidence of successful career placement.

Postgraduate Position in line with career goals or acceptance into feeder programs:  88%

 
 
The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) evaluates student success in the context of our mission to:
  • Improve the health and well being of individuals and communities;
  • Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce;
  • Address primary healthcare needs through programs in education, research and service; with emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural population in Georgia, the nation and the world.
The areas of achievement vary by program and include parameters of retention (low attrition), graduation, success in licensure examinations and career placement.
 
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