M.Sc. On Campus

Biochemistry - Medicinal Chemistry

Arizona State University

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemistry - Medicinal Chemistry MSc program from Arizona State University is your next step towards a rewarding career in health sciences, biotechnology or medicinal science. The training you will receive in the Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry), M.S. degree program will prepare you for entry into a wide range of graduate and pre-professional programs.


The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University takes an innovative approach to training MS students that teaches them to be successful independent scientists in an increasingly post-disciplinary scientific world where the boundaries between the traditional chemical disciplines are rapidly disappearing. After graduation, many of our students have gone on to professional schools and careers in research, medicine and other health science fields.

Biochemistry contributes to solving a broad range of scientific problems in fields like energy, disease diagnosis and treatment, and materials design and production. The Biochemistry - Medicinal Chemistry MSc program from Arizona State University is designed for students who are in the final year of their Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biochemistry (medicinal chemistry), or molecular biosciences and biotechnology, who want to enhance their background in chemistry and biochemistry before entering schools of medicine, pharmacy and other health sciences.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with training achieved in pursuit of a graduate degree in chemistry or biochemistry will have opportunities in five general areas: industry (R&D, quality control, etc.), academia (high school and higher education), government (research, policy, etc.), non-profit (policy, public education, etc.), and entrepreneurship (consulting, start-ups, etc.). In addition to specialized technical skills, graduates will possess high-demand skills like critical thinking, teamwork and collaboration, time management and many other vital skills.

Some career examples include:

  • research and development scientist
  • drug discovery scientist
  • pharmacology scientist
  • chemistry lecturer
  • high school teacher
  • pharmacist
  • medical doctor (MD)
  • veterinarian
  • medical lab technician

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Structure Discovery in Biophysical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry of Cancer
  • Peptides and Proteins
  • Electron Microscopy of Biological Macromolecules

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • personal statement
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 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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