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Graduate Studies in Biochemistry

M.S. Program

The Biochemistry Department offers two M.S. degrees each with different degree requirements. A three year program with heavy emphasis on research leads to a Master's of Science in Biochemical Research. A two year course work program leads to a Master's of Science in Biochemistry. Students with the Biochemical Research degree are well-suited for positions in academic, government, hospital, and industrial laboratories. Students with the Biochemistry degree 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.Apply Now

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


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


Graduate Advisor
William C. Merrick

  • 216.368.3578 ph
  • 216.368.3419 f
  • Office: W445
  • Lab: W449


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