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Program Requirements

Course Curriculum

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.

Required Courses

BCH 503 Biochemical Principles (4 cr)
BMS 501 Cell Biology 1 (4 cr)
BCH 504 Doctoral Student Seminar (2 x 1 cr)

Two of the following four courses:
BCH 507 Protein Structure/Function (2 cr)
BCH 508 Biochemistry of Gene Expression (2 cr)
BCH 512 Developmental Genomics (2 cr)
BCH 519 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (3 cr)


One upper level elective in basic science (including computer science) or mathematics/statistics course.

Application to Candidacy

  1. Download and complete your Application to Candidacy Form; you must do this during the semester in which you fulfill your credit requirements.
  2. Print a copy of the completed form.
  3. Take it to your mentor to obtain a signature.
  4. Have the form reviewed by a member of the Graduate Affairs Committee.

Master of Arts Project

Your Project Master’s Committee includes:

  • your mentor
  • faculty member within the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • the member of the Graduate Affairs Committee who reviewed and signed your Application to Candidacy Form

Your committee will read and approve the project summary. No formal presentation of your project summary is required.