12 months
19032 USD/year
19032 USD/year
6189 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Molecular Biology program at the New Mexico State University offers curricula leading to the MS degree in the areas of biochemistry, molecular genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, and microbiology.


Program Description

Admission to the Molecular Biology program at the New Mexico State University without deficiency is based on an undergraduate program essentially equivalent to that pursued by an undergraduate major in chemistry, biology, agronomy, horticulture, biochemistry, or microbiology at this university. An entering student is required to complete the Graduate Record Examination (General Aptitude). Undergraduate deficiency courses must be passed with a minimum grade of B.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Research Problems
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular and Biochemical Genetics
  • Discussions in Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact at least three individual program faculty before applying to identify a prospective advisor and laboratory in which to pursue graduate research
  • Previous course records and GPA standings (typically minimum of 3.3/4.0)
  • GRE scores (typically minimum of 300 combined verbal and quantitative)
  • TOEFL scores of foreign applicants (typically minimum of 550 on the paper-based or 213 on the computer-based)
  • A letter of interest from the applicant that identified faculty laboratories of interest
  • Three letters of reference regarding research performance or potential are weighted heavily during the selection process

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19032 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6189 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6189 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Las Cruces

806 - 1259 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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