Master of Science in Biotechnology: Biochemistry Track

The Departments of Biochemistry, Neurosciences, and Pharmacology provide an interdisciplinary home for the Master of Science in Biotechnology (MS-Biotech) program.

The MS-Biotech program offers a choice of three specialization tracks:

Biochemistry Track
Neurosciences Track
Pharmacology Track

The Biochemistry Track is designed to give you the broadest exposure to cutting edge experimental techniques used in the biotechnology industry today. The first year includes hands-on labs with a focus on molecular and biochemical approaches. Customize your second year with electives and the internship.

You may decide on your track when you apply to the program or by the end of your first semester in the program.

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To start your application to the MS Biotechnology Program, click on the “Apply Now” button above. You will need to login if you have applied to Case Western Reserve University before, or select "Create an Account".

For Primary School, select “School of Medicine”

On the Program Details page: select “Masters” and “Biotechnology (MS)”

What are the deadlines for applying to this program?
You will find deadlines listed at

What are the requirements for applicants to the Biotech MS program?
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in chemistry or the biological sciences along with a minimum GPA of 3.0. International applicants must meet the Graduate School's standards for proficiency in English.  Top candidates will be Zoom interviewed late April to early June as part of the admissions decision process.

What are the tuition fees and funding opportunities for the program?
You will find information about tuition and fees here (under Programs Not Listed Separately):, but approximate figures are:

Tuition: ~$21k per semester
Fees: ~$3k per semester

Unfortunately, no funding opportunities are available

Is there a possibility of an application fee waiver or financial assistance?
We do not waive the application fee and financial assistance is not available

Biochemistry Track Plan of Study

Fall Semester

Course Code (Credit Hours) Course Name
BIOC 500 (1) Biotechnology Laboratory: Molecular Biology Basics
BIOC 501 (3) Biochemical and Cellular Techniques for Biotechnology
BIOC 511 (1) Practice and Professionalism in Biotechnology
BIOC 407 (4) Introduction to Biochemistry: from Molecules to Medical Science


Spring Semester

Course Code (Credit Hours) Course Name
BIOC 408 (4) Molecular Biology
BIOC 502A (2) Biotechnology Laboratory: Molecular Biology and Biochemical Techniques
BIOC 502B (2) Biotechnology Laboratory: Eukaryotic Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIOC 502C (1) Biotechnology Laboratory: Mass Spectrometry Techniques

Fall Semester

Course Code (Credit Hours)

Course Name
Electives (9)

Choose from a variety of Biochemistry, Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, and Systems Biology and Bioinformatics courses.


Spring Semester

Course Code (Credit Hours)

Course Name
BIOC 610 (3) Biotechnology Internship



Course Code (Credit Hours)

Course Name
BIOC 411 (3) Antimicrobial Therapies and Resistance
BIOC 434 (3) Structural Biology
BIOC 445 (3) Metabolic Dysregulation and Human Disease
BIOC 450 (3) Molecular Basis of Cancer
BIOC 503 (2) Biotechnology Laboratory - CRISPR
BIOC 601 (1-3) Biochemical Research
BIOL 426 (3) Genetics
PATH 475 (3) Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Pathology
PHRM 409 (3) Principles of Pharmacology
PQHS 431 (3) Statistical Methods I
SYBB 411 (3) Survey of Bioinformatics
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