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Biochemistry and Structural Biology (BSB), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) , NY,
With the recent sequencing of the human genome, the race is on to determine the structure and function of the thousands of protein molecules that drive biological processes.

About

The Program in Biochemistry and Structural Biology (BSB) provides graduate students with the training and tools to determine the structure and address the function and mechanism of proteins, DNA, RNA, membrane lipids, carbohydrates and the hundreds of other molecules in cells. A major focus is on how interactions between these molecules regulate cell function and development. The Program offers a range of courses, colloquia, seminars and research in the fields of biochemistry and structural biology. The interdisciplinary nature of the Program draws faculty from the Departments of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacological Sciences, and Physiology and Biophysics. This offers a wide array of research areas from which incoming students can choose.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Advanced Structural Biology
  • Numerical Methods and Algorithms in Computational Biology
  • Introduction to Computational Structural Biology and Drug Design

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:

    90

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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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The suggested background includes mathematics through one year of calculus and at least one year of physics, biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry; one semester of physical chemistry is also suggested. The General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations is required, and the Subject Test in the appropriate field is recommended. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all students whose native language is not English, regardless of citizenship.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11105 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    22210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11105 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    10870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5435 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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