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Biochemistry

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
3844 USD/module
3844 USD/module
2026 USD/module
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The B.S. in Biochemistry is offered by University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Overview

Program Requirements of the Biochemistry degree offered by University of Colorado Colorado Springs

The student should choose a research advisor in consultation with the Program Director during the application process. To be admitted to the program, a research advisor must agree to the student working in his or her laboratory. In consultation with the Program Director the student should also prepare a list of courses to be taken to fulfill program requirements when applying to the program. 

A thesis committee will be chosen at the start of a student's program. The committee will assist the research advisor in monitoring student progress throughout the length of the student’s program. The committee will also administer the thesis examination required for the MSc degree.

Coursework and Thesis

  • 15 hours of coursework, which must be taken at the 5000-level or above (Normally, this includes five 5000-level chemistry courses or four 5000-level chemistry courses and one 5000-level course from another department.)
  • At least 9 hours of Chemistry Research – Graduate (CHEM 5904)
  • 6 hours of thesis (CHEM 7000)
  • Thesis defense exam (open to the public)

Evaluation of Progress

Students will:

  • Maintain a 3.00 grade point average in graduate coursework. A student whose GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Two consecutive semesters of being on academic probation will result in dismissal from the program.
  • Present a 20-minute progress report each semester to the research advisor and, when possible, to the thesis committee members. The research advisor will complete a report to be sent to the Program Director and be added to the student’s file.
  • Present a seminar to the capstone class in chemistry or biochemistry during the spring semester of the first year on a research topic different than the student’s research. The student’s thesis committee members are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • Confer with the Program Director once per semester to update the student’s program plan, discuss student progress, and identify any problem areas. The report will be added to the student’s file.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biochemistry Laboratory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

45 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

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.
100
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

Regular admission to the MSc program requires that the student meets the following requirements:

  • Has attained a Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry from an accredited college or university
  • Has an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Has a combined GRE percentile score of 50th percentile or higher

Applicants must complete the online Graduate School application and include four letters of recommendation, one official transcript from each college or university attended, and pay a non-refundable $60 application fee.

International students must also meet Department requirements of a score of 100 on the TOEFL exam or 7 on the IELTS exam. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3844 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3844 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3844 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3844 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    2026 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2026 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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