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Graduate Studies in Biochemistry

Announcing four new courses available to Biochemistry M.S. students:

Bioc 500 (1 credit, laboratory course, available Fall 2018)
"Biotechnology Laboratory: Molecular Biology Basics"
Link to BIOC 500 proposed syllabus

Bioc 501 (3 credits, lecture course, available Fall 2018)
"Biochemical and Cellular Techniques for Biotechnology"
Link to BIOC 501 proposed syllabus

Bioc 511 (1 credit, lecture course, available Fall 2018)
"Practice and Professionalism in Biotechnology"
Link to BIOC 511 proposed syllabus

Bioc 502 (5 credits, laboratory course, available Spring 2019)
(Bioc 500 and 501 are prerequisites)
"Biotechnology Laboratory: Biochemical and Cellular Techniques for Biotechnology"
Link to BIOC 502 proposed syllabus

M.S. Program

The Biochemistry Department offers a two-year M.S. degree. Students completing the Biochemistry M.S. degree with research experience are well-suited for positions in academic, government, hospital, and industrial laboratories. Students with the Biochemistry M.S. degree also obtain positions in fields not directly involved with research, such as teaching and various administrative positions in the pharmaceutical industry. M.S. students may transfer into the Ph.D. program but they must have performed well in their coursework and displayed significant research potential.

M.S. students can be admitted in either the fall or spring. Deadlines for completed applications are June 15 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. The M.S. program is independent of the Ph.D. program and students are evaluated by different committees.

For M.S. application students should submit a completed online application, three letters of recommendation, official undergraduate transcript(s), official GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical) and, when applicable, official TOEFL scores.

Beginning in the fall of 2018, Biochemistry M.S. students will have available to them new lecture and laboratory courses covering techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology and skills that are important in biotechnology. These courses will provide students with hands-on experience at the bench in recombinant protein production, mammalian cell culture, molecular and cell biology, and mass spectrometry. These courses will also cover experimental design and documentation of experiments, and professional skills and knowledge.

Apply Now

Address inquiries to:
  • Graduate Coordinator
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • 10900 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106-4935
  • (216) 368 3334


Degree Requirements, M.S. Ph.D. program


Graduate Advisor
Martin Snider


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