Applied Biochemistry and Cell Biology

The Master of Science in Applied Biochemistry and Cell Biology is a professional master’s degree intended to provide students with a comprehensive education in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. By combining coursework, internships and advanced laboratory training, this program prepares students for employment in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, government, and academic sectors.

Requirements: A minimum total of 33 credits, an internship and passing an exit examination. Students are required to take 19 credits of core conceptual courses, plus any combination of eight credits of Practical Coursework Options (including workshops, laboratory or research courses) six credits of professional master’s cohort courses (communication skills, Frontiers seminars, business practices, internship). Students must complete GRAD 5900; MCB 5490; and two credits of MCB 5491. Courses are periodically modified to reflect new offerings or changing scientific emphasis.

Conceptual Courses. A total of 19 credits. MCB 3211, 3219, 4026W, 4211, 5003, 5008, 5012, 5014, 5200, 5210, 5217, 5240, 5250, 5255, 5280, 5299, 5454, 5471, 5681, 5895; PHAR 5471, 5472, 6455; PHRX 3001; PNB 3260; or another course with prior approval from the Applied Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program Director.

Practical Coursework Options. Eight credits required. A course in bioinorganic chemistry; MCB 5427, 5430, 5670, 5671, 5672, 6897; MCB 5896 when taught as: Introduction to Flow Cytometry, Introduction to Microscopy, Practical Applications of Cell Culture, Multimode Plate Reader, or Characterization of Macromolecules; or another course with prior approval from Applied Biochemistry and Cell Biology program director.

Professional Master’s Cohort Courses. A minimum of 6 credits required. MCB 5490, 5491, or MCB 5896 with topic of Frontiers in Drug Discovery; GRAD 5900 when taught as Professional Writing and Communication Skills, GRAD 5910, 5930; or another course with prior approval from Applied Biochemistry and Cell Biology program director.

Note: Only six credits total of 3000 and 4000 level courses may be applied to the graduate degree.

The program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.