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Biology with Biochemistry Option, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The mission of the Biology Department 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.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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    37686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18843 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11082 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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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.


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