M.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Georgetown University

12 months
54744 USD/year
54744 USD/year
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The Masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program at Georgetown University is a basic science program that infuses core concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology as applied to biomedical sciences and biotechnology, providing students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum to succeed in their post-academic and professional endeavors.


The Program

Our Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program at Georgetown University is targeted to those interested in pursuing academic, medical, or biotechnology industry research careers, those who wish to enhance their current careers by reinforcing their biomedical backgrounds, those making career shifts to positions that require additional background in biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as those seeking advanced study in preparation for entry into Ph. D. programs in the biomedical sciences or into professional programs in the medical sciences. Graduates from M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program seek careers primarily in academic, government, or biotechnology research and most transition to Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S, J.D. or M.B.A programs.

Core concepts and skills are taught through a sequence of required core courses, with the remaining coursework consisting of advanced electives and special topics courses chosen in consultation with the Program Director. At least 30 graduate credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater are required for the MS degree. Our courses expose students to advanced methods in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology, laboratory research and literature-based research, and include a significant number of “hands on” lab-based courses that develop expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and biotechnology concepts and skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Concepts of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Research Applications in Biotechnology
  • Core Methods of Molecular Biology
  • Core Methods of Biotech
  • Applications of Cell Culture in Biotechnology & Medicine
  • Intro to Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Undergraduate transcripts
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL (for non-English speaking institutions)
  • GRE is optional but recommended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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