The master’s degree in biochemistry requires a minimum of
30 credit hours of coursework, including 12 credit hours of
research. The graduate school requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
and a minimum grade of B in every required course.
Two of the following courses:
Work with up to three mentors in our four-to-five week long laboratory rotations. Our rotations give you the flexibility to work with a mentor before committing to the complete program with them.
Rotations with potential mentors ensure the collaboration complements your research interests and career path.
Discuss research with faculty at our annual Biochemistry Poster Session for incoming students, held in late August or early September. This opportunity will allow you to decide which faculty members to approach about arranging your rotations.
During rotations you will spend 15 - 20 hours each week working under your mentor’s guidance. Throughout your time with them you will conduct research and, at the end, submit a project summary.
If you and your mentor find each other a good fit you’ll collaborate with them for the rest of the program. If the collaboration is mismatched, students can complete two more rotations to find their optimal mentor.
One upper level elective in basic science (including computer science) or mathematics/statistics course.
Your Project Master’s Committee includes:
Your committee will read and approve the project summary. No formal presentation of your project summary is required.