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 18 credits of core conceptual courses, eight credits of Practical Coursework Options (including workshops, laboratory or research courses), and seven credits of professional master’s cohort courses (communication skills, Frontiers seminars, business practices, internship). In special circumstances the Advisory Committee may waive some of these requirements.
Conceptual Courses. A total of 18 credits chosen from MCB 3211, 3219, 4026W, 4211, 5003, 5008, 5012, 5013, 5014, 5200, 5217, 5240, 5250, 5255, 5280, 5284, 5454, 5471; PHRX 3001, 5681, 5895; PHAR 5471, 5472, 6455; PNB 3260; or another course with prior approval from the Applied Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program Director.
Practical Coursework Options. Eight credits required. These credits must be selected from MCB 5427, 5430, 5670, 5671, 5672, 6897; MCB 5895 when taught as: Introduction to Flow Cytometry, Introduction to Microscopy, Practical Applications of Cell Culture, Multimode Plate Reader, Protein Purification, Molecular Graphics, Ligand Binding; or another course with prior approval from Applied Biochemistry and Cell Biology program director.
Professional Master’s Cohort Courses. A minimum of seven credits required. These must include MCB 5490, two credits of MCB 5491, MCB 5900, and an internship (e.g. GRAD 5930). Other possible classes include MCB 5910; MCB 5080; 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.