Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences (GEBS) Student Achievement

Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the Ph.D. program is defined as those graduating within seven years of matriculation exclusive of leave of absence.

Graduation Rate Threshold: 95%

Graduating 2018 – 2020 (Actual for Students Entering 2012–2014): 93%

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%

Attrition Rate (Actual for Students Entering 2012–2014): 0%

Time-to-Degree

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

Threshold: Within 5.5 years

Graduating 2018 – 2020 (Actual for Student Entering 2012–2014): 5.47 years

Graduate Outcomes

It is the mission of the graduate program to train basic scientists who enter the scientific workforce to teach and conduct research. Examining the rate of graduates who pursue doctoral programs is a good indicator of the program’s success because the post-doctoral track is the common pathway for those entering academia and research careers.  The program sets the threshold for graduates entering postdoctoral programs at 50% and other fields (industry, science policy, law, medicine, etc.) at 40% for a total career placement threshold of 90%.

Career threshold: 90% graduates enter postdoctoral training positions or career in other discipline related fields prior to graduation.

Actual for Students Graduating 2015 - 2019: 100% (43% enter postdoctoral training positions graduates 57% graduates enter career in other fields).

M.S. in Biomedical Research

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the MSBR program is defined as those graduating within two years of matriculation exclusive of leave of absence.

Graduation Rate Threshold: 90%

Graduating 2015 – 2019 (Actual for Students Matriculating 2013 – 2017): 66%

Attrition

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

Attrition Threshold: Less than 10%

Attrition Rate (Actual for Students Entering 2013 – 2017): 10%

Time-to-Degree

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

Threshold: Within 2 years

Graduating 2015 -2019 (Actual for Students Matriculating 2013 – 2017): 2.26 years

Graduate Outcomes

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 as evidence of successful career placement.

Career threshold: 95% graduates enter postdoctoral training positions or career in other discipline related fields prior to graduation.

Actual for Students Graduating 2015 - 2019: 100% (43% entered doctoral degree and 57% received job offers in scientific workforce)

M.S. in Biomedical Technology

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the MSBMT program is defined as those graduating within two years exclusive of leave of absence.

Graduation Rate Threshold: 90%

Actual for Students Matriculating 2018: 100%

Attrition

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

Attrition Threshold: Less than 10%

Attrition Rate (Actual for Students Entering 2018): 0%

Time-to-Degree

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

Threshold: Within 2 years

Actual for Students Matriculating 2018: 2 years

Graduate Outcomes

Although graduates of this program seek to enhance their preparedness, experience, and earning potential in biotechnology positions, we understand that some graduates may want to pursue advance degrees in the field of science. Therefore, career placement considers the pursuit of an advanced degree as well as entry into the workforce.

Career threshold: 60% gain employment in a technology related field or enroll in an advanced degree program

Actual for classes graduating 2015 - 2019: 100%

M.S. in Biotechnology (Online)

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the MSBT program is defined as those graduating within one year exclusive of leave of absence.

Graduation Rate Threshold: 90%

Actual for Students Matriculating 2019: 100%

Attrition

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

Attrition Threshold: Less than 10%

Actual for Students Matriculating 2019: 0%

Time-to-Degree

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

Threshold: Within 1 year

Actual for Students Matriculating 2019: 1 year

Graduate Outcomes

Due to the fact that the M.S. degree may or may not be a terminal degree for students entering the program, current employment, promotions and job offers are indicators of success post degree.

Career threshold: 95% of graduates will have job offers, receive promotions or maintain current employment prior to graduation.

Actual for Students Graduating: 75%

M.S. in Clinical Research

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the MSCR program is defined as those graduating within two years exclusive of leave of absence.

Graduation Rate Threshold: 90%

Actual for Students Matriculating 2013 - 2017: 68%

Attrition

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

Attrition Threshold: Less than 10%

Attrition Rate (Actual for Students Entering 2013 – 2017): 22%  

Time-to-Degree

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

Threshold: Within 2 years

Actual for Students Matriculating 2013 - 2017: 2.38

Graduate Outcomes

The Master of Science in Clinical Research degree may or may not be a terminal degree for students entering the program, the success of current employment, further research opportunities and admittance into other doctoral degree programs evidence of successful career placement.

Career threshold: 60% obtain employment in related field or gain entry into doctoral degree programs and research fellowships prior to graduation.

Actual for classes graduating 2015 - 2019: 94.7% entered doctoral programs, residency training and research fellowships

M.S. in Medical Sciences

Graduation Rate

The MSMS program prepares learners to matriculate into medical school (or other health professions doctoral degree).  Individuals who do not complete the degree but do successfully matriculate into health professions school are considered to be successful. The completion rate is a measure of success for this program. The Completion Rate is defined as the number of students who gained acceptance into schools of medicine immediately after Year 1 and those who completed the 2-year degree.

Completing Rate Threshold: 90% within 2 years of matriculation

Actual for Student Entering 2014-2018: 92%

Attrition

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

Students who leave the MSMS program after one year to matriculate in Medical School are not counted in the attrition rate—despite not having graduated, these students have met the goals of the MSMS program in that they have been able to matriculate into medical school.

Attrition Threshold: Less than 10%

Attrition Rate (Actual for Students Entering 2014 – 2018): 7.8%

Time-to-Degree

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

Threshold: Within 2 years

Actual for Students Entering 2014 - 2018: 2 years

Post-Enrollment Success

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences degree program is designed to enhance the credentials of its students for entry into health professional/ doctoral graduate programs and prepare them for entry in health professional and biomedical sciences doctoral programs:

GPA enhancement of 3.5 or better threshold: 90%

Actual for Students Entering 2012-2018: 82% of students have completed with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

Health professions/Biomedical Sciences (Doctoral) Acceptance Threshold: 90%

Actual Acceptance Rate (for Students Matriculating 2012 – 2018): 91% of graduates accepted to health professions/biomedical sciences (doctoral) programs

**87% acceptance into MD programs specifically**

M.S. in Neuroscience

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the MSNS program is defined as those graduating within two years of matriculation exclusive of leave of absence.

Graduation Rate Threshold: 90%

Actual for Students Matriculating 2016 - 2018: 100%

Attrition

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

Attrition Threshold: Less than 10%

Attrition Rate (Actual for students Entering between 2016 – 2018): 0%

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 Students Matriculating 2016 - 2018: 1 year

Graduate Outcomes

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 Students Graduating 2015 - 2019: 75%

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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