Biochemistry, MS

Degree: Master of Science (MS)
Field of Study: Biochemistry


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Program Overview

The Biochemistry Department offers an 18-21 month Masters of Science in Biochemistry that provides students with advanced study in biochemistry and related fields.  This degree may be combined with other degrees in four dual-degree programs: MD/MS, JD/MS, MS/MBA, and MS/MA in Patent Practice.

The Biochemistry MS program prepares students for employment in academia and biotechnology, and for advancement to other degree programs.  Classroom work provides the latest advancements in biochemistry and related fields.  In addition, laboratory courses allow students to acquire technical laboratory skills in biotechnology and a solid understanding of the practice of biochemical research. Students typically enroll in three courses for each of four semesters. 

Prerequisites for admission are one year each of chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, biology and physics. Applicants must also have a BA, BS, or equivalent undergraduate degree. As part of the application process, students are required to take the Graduate Record Examination. Students with excellent qualifications who lack some of the prerequisites may be conditionally admitted and allowed to make up the deficiencies. Students with advanced training (coursework, laboratory research, MS degree, etc.) may be given advanced standing.  Please visit the department’s web page for details about the application process.

Graduate Policies

For graduate policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.