60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Molecular and Cellular Biology - Accelerated Master's Program degree from University of Arizona is a program designed to enable advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree as well as the Master of Science degree in MCB in a total of 5 years.

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This Molecular and Cellular Biology - Accelerated Master's Program degree from University of Arizona is not open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree or an advanced degree from another institution.

AMP students focus on completing undergraduate-level courses and gaining research experience during their first three to four years. Typically students will apply for AMP in their third year by submitting an application through the UA Graduate College. Upon acceptance to the Accelerated Master's Program, students continue to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in their fourth year to complete their Bachelor's degree. 

During this time, students also expound on their research, preparing for graduate-level research. Students will gradaute with an undergradaute degree and then are transitioned to gradaute students status. In the fifth and final year, students focus on graduate course work and their research-based thesis in order to complete the requirements for the Master's degree, including thesis defense.

Who should pursue the AMP?

The AMP is well-suited for students who aim to gain research experience at the graduate level, including pre-med students who may conduct research in the future, students who would like to evaluate their passion for research before launching into a PhD program, and others who might find graduate-level research experience beneficial for a future career or position.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cell Systems 
  • Nucleic Acids, Metabolism, and Signaling 
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Proteins and Enzymes
  • Biological Structures 
  • Principles of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Functional and Evolutionary Genomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be a current, continuing University of Arizona undergraduate.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.300.
  • Have a minimum of one year of research experience.
  • Have completed at least 75 units of undergraduate course work (a minimum of 12 undergraduate units must have been completed in the student's major at University of Arizona's main campus) at the time of application.  Students must have completed 90 units of undergraduate credit to begin the AMP program.  
  • Be planning to graduate with the Bachelor's degree within one or two semester(s) of application.
  • While students from any major at the U of A will be considered, applicants must have completed MCB 301, MCB 304, and MCB 305. It is acceptable if one of these courses is in progress at the time of application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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