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Biochemistry

The City University of New York

M.A.
12 months
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855 USD/credit
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About

The Department of Biological Sciences has graduate and post-graduate research programs in molecular and cell biology, cancer biology, molecular and developmental genetics, and Biochemistry. Students may obtain the MA from Hunter College and/or the PhD from the City University Graduate Center at The City University of New York.

Overview

The Biochemistry degree is offered either as a terminal degree or as the first year toward the PhD within The City University of New York. Both introductory and advanced courses are available at Hunter College. 

The Biochemistry program of course work, planned with the graduate adviser, is concentrated in one of the following major areas: molecular and cell biology, cancer biology, molecular and developmental genetics, molecular neuroscience, and biotechnology. 

Students may fulfill requirements for the MA through either of the following plans:

  •  Plan A: A minimum of 30 credits of course work plus a passing grade in a written comprehensive examination in the areas covered by the four required courses. The comprehensive examination is given annually in June. Only fully matriculated students who have completed all four required courses may take the comprehensive examination.
  • Plan B: A minimum of 24 credits of course work plus a passing grade in a written comprehensive examination and a thesis on an original research problem along with a minimum of 6 credits in original research. The thesis must be approved by both the student's faculty and the MA adviser, and it must be defended before a thesis committee.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology Lecture 
  • Cell Biology 
  • Developmental Biology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One year of organic chemistry, including laboratory
  • One year of college physics
  • One year of calculus
  • An undergraduate major in biology, botany, physiology, zoology, chemistry, physics, or other appropriate discipline. 
  • General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester

Funding

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