School of Medicine


M.S. in Biochemistry

Program Purpose

The program prepares students to be knowledgeable scientists in the general area of biochemistry and molecular/physical life sciences. Students should develop substantive knowledge about at least one area of biochemistry, and a portfolio of significant intellectual and/or research accomplishments. Students should be prepared to conduct high level research in a supported position, and for a range of academic, government, and commercial positions that require a strong background in biochemical sciences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should demonstrate a broad understanding of molecular and physical approaches to studies of the life sciences.
  • Students should demonstrate a deep understanding of at least one area of contemporary biochemical research.
  • Students should be able to critically evaluate contemporary research literature and research programs.
  • Students should demonstrate competency in performing biochemical research.
  • Students should be prepared to support a high-level biochemical research program.