MS Programs


Three of the programs in Molecular Biosciences offer an MS degree. The MS requirements include a minimum of 30 credits. Depending on the program, students may select either a research thesis or non-research thesis option of study. All students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better to remain in the program.

Application deadline for most of the M.S. programs is April 1st.

Admissions Requirements

  • BA degree, preferably in a biological area
  • Two years of biology-related courses
  • One year of math, chemistry, and physics
  • TOEFL for those in which English is not the native language
  • 3 letters of reference

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Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program (16:148)

The graduate program in Cell and Developmental Biology (CDB) offers both PhD and MS degrees with research that spans the broad fields of molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, genetics, neurobiology, and developmental biology. Researchers draw upon diverse experimental systems ranging from tissue culture, invertebrates, and humans.

Microbiology and Molecuar Genetics Graduate Program (16:681)

The Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) Program offers both PhD and MS degrees with research in the following areas: molecular genetics, human genetics, microbial physiology, virology, pathogenic microbiology, applied and environmental microbiology, and computers in molecular biology.

Physiology and Integrative Biology Graduate Program (16:761)

The graduate program in Physiology and Integrative Biology (PIB) offers both PhD and MS degrees. This program is designed to provide training at the interface of genomics, cell biology and organismal physiology. Specific topics include molecular endocrinology, cardiovascular research, cancer biology, membrane structure and signal transduction, host-microbial interaction and the physiological bases of diseases.  ** Deadline is May 1.