Nov 27, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021

Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences

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Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences

Bishop Hall 401
1333 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9151
(323) 442-2771
FAX: (323) 442-2411


Professor and Chair: Erik R. Seiffert

Professors: M. Snow; R. I. Wood*

Associate Professors: K.J. Carlson; R. Gopalakrishna*; K.L. Lewton*; B.A. Patel; M. Winfield*

Assistant Professors: A.K. Huttenlocker; A.D. Kemp; M.F. Laird

Emeritus Professors: G. Albrecht*; T.H. McNeill*; J.E. Schechter; Dwight Warren III

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.


The Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences provides training in the basic medical sciences to health professional students, and prepares graduate students as future teachers and researchers in the human anatomical sciences and functional morphology.

Integrative Anatomical Sciences Graduate Program

The graduate-level course of study includes in-depth training in core anatomical disciplines: gross anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy, including cadaveric dissection and microscopic study of tissues. In addition, students receive an intensive introduction to fundamentals of bone and dental biology, human anatomical variation and clinical anatomical correlations. Interested students can receive training in laboratory teaching for gross anatomy, or research training in functional and evolutionary morphology.



The Department of Integrative Anatomical Sciences selects highly qualified students for admission into its Master of Science program in Integrative Anatomical Sciences. The prerequisite for applicants to the MS program is a bachelor's degree with a science major or equivalent. Applicants should have a superior undergraduate record at an accredited college or university, with a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0. Generally required courses include at least one year of college-level biology, one year of college-level physics and mathematics through calculus. College-level courses in cell biology, developmental biology, organismal biology and physiology are recommended.

Demonstrated proficiency in the English language is required. Foreign applicants are expected to provide results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Results from Internet-based, computer-based or paper-based tests are acceptable. However, candidates with special circumstances may be considered for admission with continuing registration requirements.

Applicants will need to submit the following for consideration:

  1. Three letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate work and independent research.
  2. Complete undergraduate transcripts.
  3. TOEFL scores (if applicable).
  4. Statement of Purpose (should describe your reasons for seeking a MS degree in the anatomical sciences and describe your career goals).

Doctor of Philosophy

No longer accepting applications.


Integrative Anatomical Sciences (MS)  



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