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Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology


The master of science in cell and molecular biology degree program begins with core courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and quantitative biology. As a master’s student, you will have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in a laboratory of your choosing. Research in the department of cell and molecular biology is organized into five areas of strength, which are:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Systems and Computational Biology

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Cell and Molecular Biology

Catalog page: MS

MS in Cell and Molecular Biology Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: A background in calculus, general physics, organic chemistry, biochemistry and general biology, including genetics, is preferred.

Test score required: Yes

GRE scores of at least 147 verbal and 295 combined are preferred.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Nancy Yu
800 W. Campbell Road FO31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: FO3.606

Possible Careers

Research scientist, teacher, research technician, and various positions in the health sciences

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.