Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology

The Master of Science program in Cell and Molecular Biology (thesis-based only; MSCMB) is a program for students interested in a career in basic science research, especially if they considering a doctoral degree. The academic program is designed to provide a rigorous base of knowledge in basic biomedical sciences with emphasis on fundamental principles of cell and molecular biology and practical problem solving skills. Students are required to engage in fundamental research in cell and molecular biology and to prepare a research-based dissertation to complete the degree requirements. The course of study is continuous and includes summers.

The academic program for M.S. students features two years of general and specialized course work while performing intensive research in an area selected by the student and his/her faculty mentor. The program features a combination of core, skill and focus courses. All MSCMB students are required to earn a cumulative 3.00 or higher grade point average (GPA) in the designated core courses, Graduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell, as well as earning an overall 3.00 or higher GPA.

A full description of Faculty Research, Chart of the MSCMB Curriculum, Course Offerings, other Academic Matters and Admissions sections.

Academic Departments:

  • Molecular Biology

  • Cell Biology



  • Admissions and Financial Aid Information

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