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Graduate Studies in Biochemistry - Degree Requirements, M.S. Program

M.S. in Biochemistry

Students take a full load of courses, participate in seminars, and engage in moderate research. Students typically enroll in three courses for each of four semesters. Included are two lecture courses and one research course. Required courses are "General Biochemistry" and "Molecular Biology” (BIOC 407 and 408). Remaining courses are selected by the student in consultation with an academic advisor assigned to the student upon enrollment. The additional coursework required can be in a variety of different disciplines and may also include some bench research (BIOC 601). In total, this program requires 36 credit hours of which at least 18 hours must be letter graded and the passage of the qualifying exam (EXAM 600).

We are excited to announce that we will offer a two-semester lecture and laboratory course sequence beginning in the fall of 2018. These courses will cover important techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology, and 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.


Graduate Advisor
Martin Snider


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