graduate honors

Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 

The Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology degree program (36 semester credit hours minimum) combines coursework from biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics. The program offers two tracks — one for students with a background in science/engineering and another for students with a background in biological sciences. Fact Sheet

Master of Science in Biotechnology 

The Master of Science in Biotechnology degree program (36 semester credit hours minimum) prepares students for careers in biotechnology and biomedicine, and assists currently employed professionals in enhancing their career opportunities. Fact Sheet

Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology 

The Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology degree program (36 semester credit hours minimum) begins with core courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and quantitative biology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct experimental or computational research in a laboratory of their choosing. Fact Sheet

Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular and Cell Biology 

The PhD program in Molecular and Cell Biology (75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree) begins with core courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and quantitative biology. PhD candidates conduct experimental or computational research in biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, neurobiology or systems and computational biology. Fact Sheet

Courses

Search all courses by semester as well as syllabi, textbook list, course evaluations, and instructor CVs on Coursebook. Read course descriptions from the graduate catalog.

The Graduate Experience

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching. And your classroom experiences will be balanced with a substantial research program that serves as the basis for our mentor-based teaching methods. Research in the department is organized into five areas of strength, which are:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell biology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Systems and computational biology

Lab work will expose you to state-of-the-art research techniques used to understand the molecular mechanisms of biological processes such as gene expression, protein structure and function, carcinogenesis, neurodegeneration, bacterial pathogenicity and symbioses, metabolism and signaling networks.