Master of Science In Applied Molecular Biology

Gain advanced training in the theory and application of molecular biology in conjunction with supervised independent research culminating in a research thesis.  

Our students' research has been presented at regional, national, and even international scientific conferences. Graduates perform at an advanced technical level in biotechnology and related industries or continue their education in Ph.D. or professional programs.

The master of science in applied molecular biology uses a rolling admissions system, which means that when you complete your application, it is reviewed and decision is made by a faculty committee. In general, applications should be submitted at least four months prior to the semester that you wish to start.

For international students - please note that international student applications take longer to process, so it is recommended that international student applications be submitted at least six months prior to the semester that the applicant wishes to start.

Learn more about the Biological Sciences Department at Parkside.

The Master of Science in Applied Molecular Biology is a graduate degree program designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree. The admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Resume
  • All undergraduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Statement of personal intent

Our faculty members have embarked on a wide array of research and teaching specialties, and you can benefit from the options. Discuss career possibilities within varied fields of expertise with faculty members, as well as requirements for conducting independent study research projects. Having this type of research experience is invaluable, providing you with a competitive edge, whether you choose to embark upon a career right away or continue your education.

 Over 85 percent of Master of Science in Applied Molecular Biology graduates work in their chosen field upon graduation.


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