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Biochemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #905 (BCR) , ND,
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers graduate study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The department also participates in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

About

At the start of the first year of study, entering graduate students take entrance examinations in chemistry and biochemistry, as well as analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. The graduate student progress committee uses these exams for advisory purposes in recommending course work during the first year. As a consequence, programs are individually tailored to the needs of each student.

The chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology of plant, animal, insect, and microbial systems are studied through advanced course work and research. Selection of the area of emphasis depends on the interests of the student. Typically, course work is completed in one to one-and-a-half years for M.S. candidates, and two years for Ph.D. candidates, leaving later years for full-time thesis research. The typical time to complete a graduate degree averages three years for the M.S. degree and approximately five years for the Ph.D.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Chemical Research
  • Scientific Integrity
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Master's Thesis
  • Analytical Chemistry II
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Mass Spectrometry

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • More details: If there are no spring openings, spring applications are automatically considered for the subsequent fall semester.
            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 18 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              81

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            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            Academic Requirements

            General Requirements

            • The graduate programs in biochemistry are open to all qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. To be admitted with full standing to the program, the applicant must meet the Graduate School's admission requirements, have adequate preparation for the study of chemistry and biochemistry at the graduate level, and show potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience.
            • The student must first apply to the Graduate School and be accepted in full or conditional status before he/she is eligible for an assistantship in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              631 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
            • National

              541 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 541 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
            • In-State

              361 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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            Living costs for Fargo

            • 870 - 1260 USD/month
              Living Costs

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