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Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology

Pennsylvania State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
39720 USD/year
39720 USD/year
23928 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The major goal of the program in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology at Pennsylvania State University is to train students for independent research and teaching in the principal areas of those scientific disciplines. 

Overview

Students may enter the program from a variety of backgrounds such as biochemistry, biology, biophysics, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, physics, and other related disciplines. The student's research may begin during the first year.The Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology program is offered at Pennsylvania State University.

Research areas of faculty include:

  • antibiotic discovery
  • cell and developmental biology
  • cell cycle control
  • chromatin structure
  • cryo-electron microscopy
  • DNA binding proteins
  • electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • enzymology
  • genomics
  • iron, lipid, cellulose and xenobiotic metabolism
  • neurobiology
  • metabolomics
  • metallobiochemistry
  • microbiology
  • nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • parasitology
  • pathogenesis
  • photosynthesis
  • plant biology
  • proteomics
  • regulation of gene expression
  • RNA binding proteins
  • RNA structure
  • signal transduction
  • transcriptomics
  • virology
  • X-ray crystallography

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Concepts in Biomolecular Science
  • Critical Analysis of the Biochemical, Microbial, and Molecular Biology Scientific Literature
  • Seminar in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
  • Ethics in Biomedical Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Students should have taken courses in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, genetics, and/or microbiology

Admission to the program is based on: 

  • Prior research experience
  • Personal statement of interests and objectives
  • Course records and grades
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    39720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    23928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23928 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology
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Pennsylvania State University

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