Biochemistry (Master of Science)
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Science
Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination. Subject (advanced) portion not required but helpful. In addition: year-long courses in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and physics (equivalent to CHEM 141/CHEM 142 or CHEM 143; CHEM 144, CHEM 162 and PHYS 015/PHYS 016); quantitative chemistry; mathematics preferably through differential and integral calculus; a year-long course in a biological science. If a physical chemistry course has not been taken previously, a student must take Physical Chemistry (CHEM 162) in their first year (for which they do not receive credit toward the M.S. degree).
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Science
Successful completion of a Phase I exam is required for advancement to candidacy.
Minimum Degree Requirements
Thirty credits, seventeen of which must be taken from graduate courses offered by the Department of Biochemistry, including BIOC 301, BIOC 302, BIOC 309, BIOC 381, and two upper level courses selected from BIOC 351, BIOC 352, BIOC 353 or BIOC 370. At least thirteen credits of Master's Thesis Research (BIOC 391).
See the Department of Biochemistry website for more details.
Option A (Thesis): At least thirteen credits of Master's Thesis Research (BIOC 391).
Option B (Non-Thesis): Up to eight credits of Independent Literature Research (BIOC 392).