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Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NJ,
The objective of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a Master of Science Degree in Pharmaceutical Biochemistry at Montclair State University. Graduates from this program will be prepared for careers in applied research or product development in the pharmaceutical industry and for work in management, inspection, sales, and service.


  • Specifically these graduates will have the requisite skills in biochemistry, drug design and pharmacology to set them on a career path in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • This program is uniquely poised to meet these objectives by providing a core curriculum which closely parallels the drug discovery process followed within the Pharmaceutical Industry. The core curriculum provides training in the biochemical aspects of drug discovery, drug screening and medicinal chemistry technologies and pharmacological evaluation of new drug candidates.
  • This program will ideally be suited for students with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry. The particular course of study will be developed on an individual basis for each student, so that students with a background in areas other than Biochemistry or Chemistry can be accommodated by including the necessary biochemical prerequisites before starting the core curriculum.


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
  • Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
  • Biomolecular Assay Development
  • Biochemical Pharmacology
  • Experimental Cell Culture
  • Topics in Modern Genetics
  • Molecular Biology I
  • Molecular Biology II
  • Signal Transduction
  • Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Protein Structure
  • Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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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

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