Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics (B.S.)/Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics (M.S.)

Simultaneously earn a bachelor's and master of science degree in molecular biochemistry and biophysics in as few as five years with this accelerated master's degree. Take a quantitative, physical approach toward innovation.

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The molecular biochemistry and biophysics program complements more traditional graduate programs in biology, chemistry, and physics by offering an integrated, molecular-based approach to understanding biological problems, taking insights from all three disciplines.

The program focuses on biophysical approaches to determine the structure of macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies. Faculty advisers are chosen from any participating department, regardless of affiliation to a particular discipline. A particular strength of the participating faculty is structural studies.

Enrolling in the M.S. in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics program will allow access to the state-of-the-art X-ray facilities at the nearby Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, one of the most intense X-ray sources in the world.

Program Overview

The program focuses on biophysical approaches to determine the structure of macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies. Students can access X-ray facilities at the nearby Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, one of the world's most intense X-ray sources.

Career Opportunities

An advanced degree opens more career opportunities to higher-paying jobs. Careers associated with molecular biochemistry and biophysics include:

  • Analytical chemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Health care scientist, clinical biochemistry
  • Biotechnician
  • Cytologist

Students applying to the Accelerated Master's Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours with at least one full semester (12 credit hours) of applicable undergraduate study at the university.

Students must be at least one full-time semester (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; however, please consult individual departments for specific minimum GPA requirements.