University of Houston

12 months
843 USD/credit
843 USD/credit
334 USD/credit
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The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at University of Houston offers programs of research and study leading to the M.S. degree in Biochemistry.


The graduate program in Biochemistry at University of Houston has two degree tracks: the Cell and Molecular Biology degree track, and the Ecology and Evolution degree track. In addition, in collaboration with the Chemistry Department an interdisciplinary program in Chemical Biology is offered. The graduate programs and degree tracks mirror the organization of the department into three divisions: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Ecology and Evolution. 

Each division has similar, although not identical, requirements for its MS and PhD degrees. Each division has a Policy Leader, who is a faculty member whose responsibilities include overseeing the progress of students before they have chosen a thesis or dissertation advisor. An overview of the requirements for the MS and PhD degrees in the programs in Biochemistry and in Biology (Cell and Molecular Biology degree track, and Ecology and Evolution degree track) is given below.

Learning outcomes

Course requirements differ somewhat among the divisions, so that entering students should have chosen a division before arrival. A change in division, if deemed desirable by a student, should be discussed with the appropriate Policy Leader and made during graduate student orientation so that students can be enrolled in the appropriate courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enzyme Catalysis and Kinetics
  • Advanced Nucleic Acids
  • Grad Biochem Lab Rotation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to the College of Natural Science and Mathematics admission requirements, applicants should have a Baccalaureate Degree (B.S.) in Biology, Biochemistry, or an equivalent discipline. 
  • Evaluation of applicants involves a broad range of criteria including undergraduate preparation, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and relevant scientific experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    843 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 843 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    843 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 843 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    334 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 334 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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