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Biochemistry

University of Nevada, Reno

24 months
Duration
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
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About

The M.S. in Biochemistry at University of Nevada, Reno is designed to train scientists for critical analysis and solution of biochemical problems at the molecular level.

Overview

The Biochemistry program offered by University of Nevada, Reno is designed to prepare students for careers in research and/or teaching and emphasizes a cooperative, personal working environment among students and members of the faculty.

Graduates with M.S. in Biochemistry  from University of Nevada, Reno will be able to:

  • exhibit timely progression through the M.S. program.
  • demonstrate an advanced level of competency in the general fields of biochemistry and molecular biology and in the specialized subject area of their research.
  • demonstrate competence in oral and written communication skills including the ability to write and present independent research, write research grant proposals and journal articles suitable for publication, and read and critically evaluate relevant scientific literature in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • demonstrate the ability to complete laboratory-based research in their field of study, including the mastery of common and specialized techniques and instrumentation used in performing biochemical and molecular biology experimentation, the testing of a hypothesis or answering scientific questions formulated independently or in conjunction with the advisor and committee members.

Careers

Career prospects are bright for someone trained in the molecular life sciences. Projections for the next 20 years indicate that there will be thousands of unfulfilled science and engineering jobs. A large fraction of that shortage will be in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. Areas of career choices include:

  • Agriculture or crop genetic engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • DNA forensics
  • Functional genomics
  • Plant and animal sciences
  • Systems biology and bioinformatics
  • Toxicology
  • Agriculture or crop genetic engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • DNA forensics
  • Functional genomics
  • Plant and animal sciences
  • Systems biology and bioinformatics
  • Toxicology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Metabolic Regulation
  • Experimental Biochem
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Molecular Cell Biology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
500

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 scale): 2.75 
  • Online application.
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended for a complete history of your education.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose 
  • A combined Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test score of 300 or greater is also required as part of the application. 
  • There is a $90 nonrefundable graduate program application fee. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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