Biochemistry (B.S.)/Biology with Specialization in Biochemistry (M.S.)

Earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in biochemistry in as few as five years with this accelerated master's degree.

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Prepare for a research career in the food, consulting, pharmaceutical, defense, or other industries with this accelerated master’s degree program in biochemistry. It is also ideal should you wish to continue research in a college or university, or if you would like to get a head start in graduate school.

Gain a firm foundation in the field of biochemistry, both in biological theory and experimentation, to pursue a choice of many career paths after leaving Illinois Tech.

Benefit from small class sizes taught by faculty—not teaching assistants—who are accessible. This allows for individual advising by members of the faculty, which can be an advantage when researching and writing the master’s thesis or conducting a library research project to complete this program.

Alumni work in hundreds of different organizations including paths in both industry—for companies like Merck, Unilever, AbbVie, Abbott, Baxter, Kraft, and GlaxoSmithKline—as well as in research and academia.

Program Overview

Prepare for a research career in the food, consulting, pharmaceutical, or defense industries. Gain a firm foundation in the field of biochemistry, both in biological theory and experimentation, to pursue a choice of many career paths after graduation.

Career Opportunities

Prepare to work in a lab setting with a master's degree with a biochemistry specialization. Biochemists are in demand for a variety of industries.

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Laboratory technician
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Students applying to Accelerated Master's Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours of applicable undergraduate study and at least one full-semester, or 12 credit hours, at the university. Students must be at least one full-time semester, or 12 credit hours, away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.

Consult individual departments for specific minimum GPA requirements.