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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MS

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Biochemists and molecular biologists study life processes ranging from the level of individual molecules to the whole organism.

Our M.S. program provides the student with a strong foundational background to understand the molecular basis of life.   An important career development aspect of the M.S. program is the thesis requirement in which valuable hands-on and cutting-edge research experience is obtained with a biomedical focus.   Students completing the M.S. program are well-equipped to continue their career development in a number of areas.

Examples include:

  1. Preparation for continued study in a Ph.D. Program. Graduate study with faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree is available through the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program.
  2. Directly proceed to work in industry, academic, medical, or government research labs.
  3. Background for the continuation of studies in the health professions.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $26,516
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

Major research interests of the department include diverse studies of life processes having a biomedical focus and include:  structure and function of biological macromolecules, molecular genetics, metabolomics and systems biology. Specific research projects deal with the structure and function of membranes, proteins and enzymes, nucleic acids, chromatin structure and function, molecular genetics of disease, nucleotide metabolism, microbial systems biology, and the use of magnetic resonance to study biochemical phenomena .

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  • Research Perspectives in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • Molecular Biochemistry I 
  • Molecular Biochemistry II 
  • Research Ethics 
  • Biochemistry Seminar 
  • Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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