Biochemistry, M.Sc. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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The Graduate Program in Biochemistry from University of Maryland offers study leading to Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees.


The Biochemistry program from University of Maryland emphasizes intensive mentoring, formal and informal training in presentation skills, scientific writing, bioinformatics, teaching chemistry and biochemistry, and professional ethics. 

Research specialization is available in protein structure, dynamics, and function; protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interaction; protein and nucleic acid biochemistry; RNA and DNA structure, dynamics, interactions, and function; macromolecular folding and supramolecular assembly; biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography; proteomics, metabolomics mass spectrometry; membrane proteins, protein-lipid interaction, membrane structure and function; carbohydrate chemistry, glycobiology; immunology; bio-organic chemistry; post-translational protein modification and signaling; metabolic regulation; enzyme mechanisms; drug metabolism. 

Facilities and Special Resources

Biochemistry faculty and graduate students work in well-equipped, state-of-the-art research laboratories. Instrumentation and facilities that are available for research in biochemistry include analytical and preparative ultracentrifuges, high- and ultra-high field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers (600, 800, 900, 950 MHz), X-ray diffractometers and SAXS, fluorimeters, circular dichroism spectrometers, fluorescence- and phosphor-imagers, calorimeter, mass spectrometers, proteomics and genomics core facilities, Sanger and next-generation DNA sequencing, microarray, quantitative PCR, electron microscopes, atomic force microscopes, confocal and TIRF fluorescence microscopes, flow cytometer, animal colony, fermentation pilot plant, high-performance computing, and a chemistry-biochemistry library.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Protein Chemistry and Enzymic Catalysis
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Special Topics in Biochemistry: Protein Folding and Disease
  • Special Topics in Biochemistry: Drug Discovery
  • Special Topics in Biochemistry: Biomolecular NMR, Theory, and Applications
  • Protein Chemistry and Enzymic Catalysis
  • Regulation of Metabolism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Description of Research/Work Experience
  • GRE Subject (optional/highly recommended)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
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