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Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

  • Laboratories are housed in both Richardson Hall and Science Hall. Students may selectively take one or two courses as non-degree students, to increase their professional competence in a particular area of Chemistry or Biochemistry, or may elect to enroll in one of the Master of Science programs, as outlined below.
  • The Biochemistry concentration provides a flexible program of study for those students who wish to emphasize Biochemistry and related areas in their Master's degree. Those working in research in the pharmaceutical industry or interested in doing so, and individuals interested in pursuing an M.D. or a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related area would benefit from this program. It is most suited to students with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry but is also suitable for students with a major in Chemistry who wish to broaden their knowledge in Biochemistry. As indicated above, students with other backgrounds can also be accommodated.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Montclair State University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Montclair State University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Hazardous Materials Management (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Separation and Analysis (3 hours lecture)
  • Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Protein Structure (3 hours lecture)
  • Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms (3 hours lecture)
  • Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)
  • Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
  • Biomolecular Assay Development (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
  • Biochemical Pharmacology (3 hours lecture).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send your $60 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Official transcripts are required from every college or university you have attended – they need to be in their original sealed envelopes. 
  • GRE scores
  • Applicants with a non-US degree: In lieu of a transcript, please submit a course-by-course evaluation along with U.S. degree equivalency information of your coursework from any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1030 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    713 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 713 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Montclair

  • 1673 - 4120 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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