Online Master Degree In Anatomy

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Anatomy has long been considered as the basis of all the biomedical sciences (including clinical medicine). Manifestations of health and disease can be regarded as attributes of anatomical structures ranging in size from individual molecules to whole organs. The Anatomy concentration, within the Master’s Program in Medical Sciences, has been developed to provide a concentrated program of study that is designed for students interested in either future doctoral or professional programs in the biomedical sciences or healthcare and education professions.

Program Highlights

Graduates of the program will have developed expertise and experience in human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology, histology, pathology and laboratory medicine and will be able to apply these skills in a variety of educational and healthcare settings. The rigorous program allows students to demonstrate their full academic ability for future graduate programs or medical school. The anatomy program promotes the broad intellectual focus required of future graduate students in the anatomical sciences or other health-care professions by providing courses that integrate modern teaching methods with extensive student participation that are designed to improve skills which are critical to their future professional development. Demand continues to increase for college instructors who are both specialists in anatomy and physiology and are well versed in the most current college course requirements, instructional theories, and practices. Northeast's Master of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction (MSHAPI) program - the first and only one of its kind - was created to satisfy that demand.

Admission Requirements

MSHAPI degree candidates develop into highly effective instructors who are well-prepared to successfully deliver the subject matter to future healthcare professionals.

Advantageous option

Earn your master’s degree 100% online in as little as 2 years. Gain both the subject and instructional expertise you need to move directly into teaching anatomy and physiology.

Dual degree

Manage your life, work, and studies in a program designed for working professionals. Study with faculty who teach, mentor, and are seen as some of the preeminent practitioners in the world.

Why get your M.S. in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction from Northeast?

Build your credentials in an in-demand field. As an online program, all of the MSHAPI courses can be completed at your convenience from the location of your choice.

NEW! Teaching and thesis tracks

The degree program consists of 36 credits delivered online over two calendar years: 21 credits of Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction and15 credits of Instructional Theory and Practices.


Beyond exposure to the Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction course materials, you will collaborate with professors and classmates in a highly engaging and interactive learning environment and access the Northeast online library, which consists of an array of professional, peer-reviewed medical, research, natural medicine, and alternative health journals.

A five-day, on-campus practicum may be required as part of the curriculum. The on-campus practicum experience provides you with a unique and rewarding opportunity to sharpen your presentation skills while receiving constructive feedback from renowned, experienced anatomy and physiology faculty members.


Have earned a professional degree (MSN, MD, DO, DC, DVM, or other similar advanced clinical degree) awarded by an accredited institution; or. Have earned a master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution; or.


Demonstrate significant anatomy and physiology teaching experience in the undergraduate college/ university setting; or.

Service and support

Demonstrate successful completion of the anatomy and physiology course sequence of an advanced clinical degree; or. Demonstrate successful completion of a graduate certificate program in anatomy and physiology (minimum 12 credits).

An earned cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is desired.

Teach to Transform.

  • The MSHAPI curriculum prepares its graduates to pursue new opportunities as full-time or adjunct college instructors or to gain the necessary professional development experience to advance their careers in the undergraduate education field.
  • As a graduate of the MSHAPI program, you will:. Master the full spectrum of human anatomy and physiology subject matter while building a solid foundation in instructional theory and best teaching practices.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the appropriate instructional level of rigor for undergraduate health science majors.
  • Build a complete library of personal teaching tools and resources.

Gain the expertise and practical experience to obtain highly desirable teaching positions at colleges and universities.

Focused onyou and your goals

Des Moines University’s Master of Science in Anatomy Program provides students with extensive knowledge in the anatomical sciences and the ability to apply, communicate and teach that knowledge. Excellent faculty and facilities, one-to-one mentorship and a focus on students’ goals and success are big advantages. closely with classmates and world-class faculty. The program is designed to be completed in 24 months but can be completed on a part-time basis in up to five years.

Meet Your Faculty

faculty are excellent educators who are committed to helping students achieve their academic and career goals. They also have diverse interests and areas of expertise; several have active research endeavors in areas including evolutionary sciences, comparative anatomy and forensics.

Graduation Requirements

The relatively small size of the program means you will benefit from the personal attention and professional guidance of these experts. The teaching track is designed to prepare students for entry into medical and allied medical professional programs, careers in academic teaching, or further study in graduate programs, particularly anatomical-education.

The thesis track is designed to prepare students for a research-based career in comparative and evolutionary anatomy.

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