M.A. On Campus

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry

36 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
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The MA in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Boston University is designed to provide a solid foundation in these three and related interdisciplinary fields through coursework, seminars, and research.


Key facts

The Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry program at Boston University culminates with a thesis, which can be either research- or literature-based. Research-based theses are founded on original research performed in a faculty member’s laboratory. Literature-based theses comprise a comprehensive review of a defined scientific field, as supervised by a faculty member. The primary goal of the program is to propel students into successful research careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The program accepts post-bachelor’s applicants with degrees in related disciplines where the focus has been on biology, chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, or a relevant field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire thorough understanding of knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry.
  • Acquire laboratory and critical-thinking skills in the biological sciences.
  • Follow the ethics for appropriate behavior in the scientific discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology 
  • Biochemistry  
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Progress in Cell and Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Transcripts
  • Three academic recommendations
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose with detailed research interests included
  • Certified English translations of all transcripts and academic records.  

Tuition Fee

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    61050 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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