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Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

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The 30 credit Master’s Degree Program in Molecular Biology is a highly focused, research-oriented online program designed specifically for part-time students who have an interest in the biotechnology industry.
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Overview

This degree program is ideally suited for individuals seeking biomedical research careers in academia, industry, and government.

Students admitted to this program typically have an undergraduate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology.

Depending on the student’s undergraduate education, core courses in cellular and molecular biology are first taken, followed by advanced seminar style courses, including departmental research, and journal articles that are read and discussed. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Advanced Cell Biology
  • Elements of Biochemistry I
  • Molecular Cell Biology I
  • Elements of Biochemistry II
  • Molecular Cell Biology II
  • Research
  • Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a Life Science or chemistry
  • 2 semesters: organic chemistry
  • 2 semesters: inorganic chemistry
  • 2 semesters: physics
  • 1 semester: Intro to Genetics
  • 1 semester: Intro to Cell & Molecular Biology
  • 2 semesters: Math courses
  • FINAL GPA: Greater than or equal to: 3.0

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1380 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1380 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    1380 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1380 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Funding

The Office of Financial Aid offers Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidezed Loans, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans, and Alternative Student Loans to graduate students. Limited Federal Work Study opportunities are also available.

DIRECT STAFFORD UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTSThe Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is a loan available to Graduate Students who are enrolled in a degree seeking program and who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credits). Students are required to repay the loan after graduation (or when the student is no longer enrolled at least half-time). A six-month "grace period" is applied before repayment begins. The current interest rate for all loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2013 is 5.41%.

Graduate Students may borrow up to the maximum annual amount of $20,500 in Unsubsidized Loan.

Note: Associate and non-degree graduate students are not eligible for Direct Stafford loans and Direct Graduate Plus Loans, but may be eligible for private/alternative loans which are listed in this section.

DIRECT PLUS LOANS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Graduate and professional degree students are eligible to borrow under the Direct PLUS Loan Program up to their cost of attendance minus other financial assistance received. This includes any other loans or financial assistance awarded by the department of study. Applicants for these loans are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student's must have applied for their annual loan maximum eligibility under the Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program before applying for a Direct Graduate/Professional PLUS loan.

Direct PLUS loans repayment begins within 60 days after the school receives the loan funds. Contact your loan servicer to find out if you qualify for an in-school deferment for this type of loan.

PRIVATE/ALTERNATIVE LOANS

A Private/Alternative Loan is a loan that a student can borrow to help finance the family’s expected contribution. These loans are based on one’s credit history. (A student who has not established credit can apply with a co-borrower and can borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any aid received). We strongly recommend that you carefully review all the terms of each individual loan, as they can vary greatly. Individual loan providers have their own application and timeline. Plan to apply at least 30 days prior to the date the bill is due.

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Teaching assistantships (TA’s), research assistantships (RA’s), graduate assistantships (GA’s), fellowships, and scholarships are academic awards made by the University, by individual academic departments, and by the Dean’s Office. Several graduate assistantships unrelated to a particular area of study can be obtained by applying to administrative offices.

Continuing students who request fellowships, scholarships, RA’s, TA’s, and GA’s beginning in the fall semester must file a request with their academic department no later than February 1. Generally, a special committee formed by departmental faculty makes recommendations for the recipients of these awards based on merit. Students are not required to submit a financial statement. In addition to their stipends, graduate students holding half-time TA appointments generally receive tuition remission. Research assistants receive a stipend for research services and their tuition is commonly paid directly by research projects. Joint appointments as teaching assistant, research assistant, and graduate project assistant are permissible, subject to appropriate approvals.

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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