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MS Biochemistry

GPNS Programs

The College of Science and Mathematics offers Master's of Science degrees in three disciplines within the Natural Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Students completing any of these degrees will develop advanced skills in the general discipline of choice and will apply these skills in the completion of a thesis research project or internship.

The graduate degree program outlined leads to the degree of Master's of Science in Biochemistry. The degree program prepares graduates for professional employment or for further advanced studies in molecular biosciences, including biochemistry and biotechnology. Course work for this degree option includes several important classes at the intersection of the biological and chemical sciences, including advanced topics in cellular biology, biochemistry, and laboratory techniques.

3 + 2

A unique feature of the Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry Master's of Science programs is the 3+2 plan which allows students to simultaneously receive a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's of Science degree in five years.

Financial Support

Find out how we can help support you through departmental teaching assistantships (TA), research assistantships (RA), continuing faculty grants and/or various scholarships and fellowships.

View our website on Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences for more information on the program or contact program directors at:

College of Science and Mathematics

Director for Biology: Dr. Brian VandenHeuvel
Life Science Building, Room 248
Phone: 719.549.2270 / 719.549.2743

Director for Chemistry & Biochemistry: Dr. Richard Farrer
Chemistry Building, Room 213
Phone: 719.549.2569 / 719.549.2574

Spring 2022 Registration

Registration Opens October 18, 2021.

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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