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MS Program

The Biochemistry Department offers a two-year Master of Science (MS) degree. The program combines classroom and research experiences to prepare students for employment or further study. This strong program is located in the School of Medicine at CWRU, which is ranked #1 in Ohio and #24 in the US (US News and World Report 2019 rankings).

Our graduates follow a number of career paths:
-Further study in PhD programs and professional programs in the health sciences.
-Employment in academic, government, hospital, and industrial laboratories.
-Employment in fields not directly involved with research, such as teaching and administrative positions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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The Biochemistry M.S. curriculum is flexible and allows students to choose electives according to their interests. Our M.S. students can take new experimental and professional biotechnology courses, and can choose courses to complete an Experimental Biotechnology track within our M.S. program. Please visit the curriculum page for details.

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Entering students should have completed an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or a related science, with a solid background in mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology.

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Prospective students should submit a completed MS application online, along with three letters of recommendation, transcript(s) of undergraduate and graduate work, GRE scores, and official TOEFL scores if they are required.

Students are admitted for both the fall and spring semesters, although entry in the fall is preferred. For the fall semester, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis starting December 1. The priority deadline for fall is March 1 and applications are accepted until June 1. For spring semester, applications are considered until November 1. The MS program is independent of the PhD program; applicants are evaluated by different committees.

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Address inquiries to:

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


Graduate Advisor
Martin Snider


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