The Master of Science in Robotic Surgery program consists of 32 total credit hours (this includes the 8 hours required to obtain a Certificate in Advanced Robotic Surgery; CARS is required for admission to the program). The program is offered both online and in-person over a three-year, eight-trimester period.

The self-study portion includes independent research and a thesis project. Students’ progress will be deemed satisfactory toward the MSRS degree when they complete all scheduled program courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better on a 4.0 grade point scale.

Learn more about the coursework breakdown below. These courses are specific to this degree program.


Certificate in Advanced Robotic Surgery (CARS) courses. The CARS program is a prerequisite for the M.S. in Robotics degree.

Certificate Courses - 8 Credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
ROBO 610 Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery Curriculum 2 Credits
ROBO 615 Basic Robotic Surgical Course 4 Credits
ROBO 620 Advanced Robotic Surgical Course 2 Credits

Program Courses - 24 Credits

Course Number Course Name Credits
HTCA 513 Information Systems and Healthcare Informatics 3 Credits
HTCA 564 Strategic Leadership in Healthcare 3 Credits
HTCA 642 Advanced Practices for Healthcare Strategy 3 Credits
HTCA 650 Healthcare Innovation and Design Thinking 3 Credits
RELB 510 Identity and Mission in Faith-Based Healthcare 2 Credits
RELP 612 Role Fidelity and the Exercise of Power 2 Credits
RSCH 625 Independent Robotic Surgery Focused Research I 2 Credits
RSCH 630 Independent Robotic Surgery Focused Research II 2 Credits
ROBO 640 Internship 1 Credit
ROBO 690 Capstone/Thesis 3 Credits
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Course Catalog

Full course descriptions and detailed curriculum information are available via our Academic Catalog.

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