Degree Requirements

The MSIBS degree is an 18 month, 42 credit unit program. As part of the degree requirements, students will complete either a 3 or 6 credit unpaid summer internship in one of the research labs at Washington University in St. Louis.

Students must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA. Students must receive a grade of “B” or better in all core courses. All other courses require a minimum grade of “C” or a passing grade in Pass/Fail courses.

Students may elect to pursue a 6 credit thesis with a mentor. Other students will take two elective courses in lieu of the thesis.

In the case of part-time students, all degree requirements must be completed within three years of matriculation.