Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (M.S.)
Admission to these programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the graduate programs of the School of Medicine, respectively. The degree is offered under Plan A only, in which eight of the thirty required credits must be from thesis research requiring the completion of an approved experimental research project. Students must have an undergraduate degree with preferred majors being chemistry or biology, although students with other majors such as mathematics or physics are welcome to apply. A minimum grade point average of 2.6 is required. The results of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam should also be presented by those applicants coming from countries where English is not the mother tongue.
Applicants for the Master of Science degree must complete the following coursework, including at least eight credits of master's research. Required coursework includes the following:
|BIO 6000||Molecular Cell Biology I||3|
|BMB 7010||General Biochemistry Lecture||4|
|BMB 7030||Core Concepts in Technologies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||4|
|BMB 7320||Protein Structure and Function||3|
|BMB 7330||Advanced Molecular Biology||2|
|or BMB 7360||Advanced Structural Biology|
|BMB 7890||Journal Club (First Year)||1|
|BMB 7890||Journal Club (Second Year)||1|
|BMB 7996||Research (First Year)||2|
|BMB 7996||Research (Second Year)||6|
|BMB 8999||Master's Thesis Research and Direction||8|
The completion of an original research project and the preparation and presentation of a thesis are the primary activities of the second year.