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Biochemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #71 (WUR) , OH,
Through the Biochemistry MS Program, faculty in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will train students with a suitable Bachelor's degree for a career in Biochemistry.


Graduate studies in biochemistry are available through several programs. Students will find many options in biological chemistry and chemical biology in the Chemistry Ph.D. Program. Biochemistry M.S. studies are available as a focused program in biotechnology. Biochemistry Ph.D. studies are also available through the interdepartmental Ohio State Biochemistry Program (OSBP), which includes many faculty from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The support and academic structures of these programs vary; see the links at the right for more information.

Students spend an average of 2.5 years in this program. Coursework includes a core curriculum with an emphasis on biochemistry (laboratory and lecture) courses and electives for further specialization. At the end of the first year, students select a thesis advisor and research project. A student must successfully defend his/her thesis in order to graduate from this program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Group Studies
  • Elements of Biochemistry
  • Early Experience in Research in Biochemistry: Seminar
  • Early Experience in Research in Biochemistry: Laboratory
  • Study Tour: Foreign
  • Individual Studies
  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • A submitted online application
  • A resume
  • A personal statement
  • Scans of official transcripts from each college/university attended (Please scan both front and back of transcripts if text appears on both sides)
  • Official GRE general exam scores (Must be reported to OSU by ETS)
  • Official TOEFL scores 
  • Three letters of recommendation (Applicants must indicate while completing the online application that their letters will be submitted electronically and will then receive a separate e-mail indicating how referees must submit their letters)

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              34928 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 34928 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
            • National

              34928 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 34928 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
            • In-State

              12424 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 12424 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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            Living costs for Columbus

            • 940 - 1520 USD/month
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