24 months
25686 USD/year
25686 USD/year
8738 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biology with Biochemistry Option program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology prepares undergraduate students for graduate education in the medically allied professions and in the specialized fields of the biological sciences.


The mission of the Biology with Biochemistry Option at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is to provide students with a relevant education for biomedical and biotechnological careers, to lead in molecular biological research, and to serve the university and the scientific community.

The Programme

A wide variety of career opportunities is currently available for those individuals possessing advanced knowledge and skills, particularly in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, ecology, genetics, endocrinology, and immunology.

Programme Structure

The master’s candidate must demonstrate competence in mathematics, chemistry, and physics comparable to New Mexico Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Biology.Requirements for the Master of Science degree in Biology with Specialization in Biochemistry follow the M.S. with Thesis option.

Additional requirements are the following: 

  • Completion of at least six credit hours of 500‐level biology coursework other than thesis, directed study, or seminar.
  • Completion of at least six credit hours of CHEM 521 (Advanced Topics in Biochemistry, 3 credits) and CHEM 547 (Medicinal Chemistry, 3 credits), or committee‐approved substitute 500‐level chemistry course(s).
  • Completion of two credit hours of BIOL 501, (Graduate Seminar) and two credit hours of CHEM 529 (Chemistry Graduate Seminar).
  • Thesis overlaps the fields of Biology and Chemistry and is supervised by faculty from both Biology and Chemistry Departments.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

The following are required for graduate applications:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Unofficial GRE scores
  • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students whose first language is not English. English Language Requirements
  • Recommendations letters (three)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25686 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25686 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8738 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Socorro

845 - 1320 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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