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Cell and Molecular Biology

Florida Institute of Technology

12 months
1241 USD/credit 37230 USD/year
1241 USD/credit 37230 USD/year
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The Cell and Molecular Biology program of the Florida Institute of Technology is part of the Biological Sciences graduate program. Through research on fundamental mechanisms carried out by cells and tissues, students discover new information that gives us a better understanding of how life itself works, and helps understand the molecular basis of human diseases.


Get A Master's In Cell And Molecular Biology

Graduate students and professors also develop medical and environmental technologies to improve the lives of people around the world.

Participating professors from the Biology program in the department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Sciences department create a dynamic program that provides a deeper understanding of molecular functions to help detect, prevent, and cure diseases.

Graduate students in the Cell and Molecular Biology program of the Florida Institute of Technology gain expanded expertise in such areas as DNA and protein purification, recombinant DNA technology, synthetic biology, biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, biopharmaceuticals, and more.

World Class Faculty

Experienced, doctoral level instructors mentor students working toward a master’s in cell and molecular biology. Florida Tech professors bring to the classroom both research and teaching experience in a wide range of areas related to the biological sciences that includes bacterial genetics and antibiotic discovery, genetic engineering, bioinformatics, gene modification, neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular physiology and diseases, and plant/bacterial communication.

Molecular Biology Careers

  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Medical and clinical laboratory technician
  • Environmental management and conservation
  • Higher education: professor and researcher
  • Biotechnology: develop and enhance products, tools, and technology for use in agriculture and food science
  • Agricultural food scientist
  • Forensic science
  • Genomics scientist
  • Computational biologist
  • Mathematics: bioinformatics and computational biology apply mathematical techniques to solve biological problems
  • Marine biologist
  • Toxicologist

Programme Structure

  • The advisor assists the student in devising a program of study.
  • The latter requires approval by the Graduate Academic Steering Panel and the department head. The student must complete courses appropriate for the option. These can be chosen from the offerings of any academic unit in the College of Engineering and Science, and College of Psychology and Liberal Arts.
  • Students may register for no more than three credit hours of thesis each semester. Each student must present a departmental thesis seminar before graduation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented under Graduate Academic Information.
  • For this program, GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, résumé and a statement of objectives are required.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact faculty in the department to identify a prospective advisor.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1241 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1241 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1030 - 1585 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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