M.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

University of North Texas Health Science Center

24 months
9825 USD/year
9825 USD/year
3275 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemistry and Cancer Biology discipline at University of North Texas Health Science Center  offers both Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. The program provides rigorous education and training in biomedical sciences with a specialty in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology. 


Students in the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology at University of North Texas Health Science Center receive training through original research, formal classroom education, problem-based learning, seminars, and journal clubs.

Faculty members are engaged in various aspects of biochemical, biophysical, molecular and cancer research. 

The specific research interests of faculty cover a wide range of topics, including signal transduction, posttranslational protein modification in health and disease, protein structure and function, protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions, metabolism, molecular carcinogenesis, tumor immunology, stem cell biology, tumor invasion and metastasis, tumor microenvironment, cancer therapeutics, drug resistance, drug metabolism, drug delivery, drug discovery, nanotechology/imaging, epigenetic effects on cancer risks, alternative medicine therapies of cancer, disorders of lipid metabolism in atherosclerosis, lipoprotein metabolism and biophysics of muscle contraction. 

Programme Structure

  • Students may choose faculty advisors according to their research interests. During the first year, students will acquire sufficient background in biomedical sciences, including biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, microbiology and immunology. 
  • The students will have the opportunity to rotate in research laboratories prior to selecting their mentors. Students will take two discipline specific courses as well as additional elective courses based on their needs and interests. MS students are expected to graduate in approximately two years, whereas PhD students usually require five years to complete the degree.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application (opens November 15th for the 2020 application cycle)
  • $50 application fee (waived for McNair scholars with documentation of participation)
  • Official transcripts from each and every college/University attended
  • A course-by-course evaluation from IACE, WES or ECE is also required for transcripts from institutions outside the U.S.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Official entrance examination scores are required for the Medical Science Cohort (on campus) depending on the program of interest: MCAT, DAT, PCAT or GRE. 
  • Supplemental materials may be submitted (i.e. personal statement, GRE score, certificates, etc.) but are not required unless designated by application requirements per program Program Specific Application Processes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9825 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9825 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    3275 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3275 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Fort Worth

1071 - 1679 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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