Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2016

Senate Motion #2016-33

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Steven Semken, Chair

Date of First Reading: February 22, 2016

Date of Second Reading: March 28, 2016

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – School for the Science of Health Care Delivery – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Translational Biomedical Sciences

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.    

Rationale: The program will focus on metabolic disease and its translation from bench science to bedside clinical care and community interventions. The main outcome of the program is that students will be able to translate knowledge, mechanisms and techniques discovered by bench science into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disease within the clinic and community.

The Master of Science in Translational Biomedical Sciences can be completed in one year. It is a 30 credit full-time degree program. The program is administered through the College of Health Solutions/School for the Science of Health Care Delivery and the core coursework will be delivered at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona.