M.Sc. On Campus

Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology

12 months
47104 USD/year
47104 USD/year
29396 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology at University of Pittsburgh has an interest in understanding the cellular basis of life and disease.


About Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology at University of Pittsburgh

As most human diseases arise from failures on a cellular level, our faculty investigate the cellular underpinnings of kidney, heart, lung and brain diseases, cancer, diabetes and inherited diseases of development and reproduction. Their research can be divided into the following broad categories:

  • Membrane Traffic of Protein and Lipids
  • Cell Communication, Signaling and Ion Channel Biology
  • Cellular Injury, Wound Healing, Aging and Tissue Regeneration
  • DNA Damage/Repair, Cell-Cycle Control and Gene Expression, Cancer
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Reproductive Biology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regulation of Membrane Traffic
  • Mutliparametric Microscopic Imaging
  • Histology
  • Experiments and Logic in Cell Biology
  • Cell Biology of Normal & Disease States

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree in natural or physical science or engineering
  • minimum grade point average of 3.2 (on a scale of 4) or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation from faculty familiar with the applicant's research accomplishments are of immense value.
  • The applicant's personal statement, particularly the research description, is also used in assessing an applicant's potential for graduate study.
  • Applicants who are citizens of countries where English is not the official language (and the Province of Quebec in Canada) are required to present proof of English language proficiency by submitting their official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score greater than 100 or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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    47104 USD/year
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  • National

    47104 USD/year
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  • In-State

    29396 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29396 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
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