California State University Long Beach

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The MS program in Biochemistry at California State University Long Beach combines advanced course work in biochemistry having a strong chemical emphasis with research in areas at the forefront of knowledge. We welcome those interested in reinforcing their chemical background to support their current careers, those making a career shift to a position that requires additional background.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University Long Beach offers graduate study leading to research-based master of science degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.Applicants for the master of science degree programs should apply online both to the university and to the department.

The programme

Current biochemistry-related research in the department ranges from biophysical studies of protein structure and conformation to theoretical simulations of protein and nucleic acid structural transitions to studies in the regulation of biochemical pathways in cultured cells and animals and the biochemical basis of human diseases. Our analytical instruments include

  • UV-visible and infrared spectroscopy,
  • fluorescence, circular dichroism, and dynamic light scattering,
  • high-performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis,
  • isothermal titration calorimetry and differential scanning calorimetry,
  • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer for proteomics applications including protein identification and sequencing,
  • transmission and scanning electron microscopes,
  • atomic force microscope,
  • scanning tunneling electron microscope,
  • fluorescence microscopes and a confocal microscope,
  • cell culture and recombinant DNA technology,
  • and cluster & distributed computing resources for biomolecular modeling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry Core for Graduate Study 
  • Colloquium in Biochemistry
  • Seminar in Chemistry
  • Directed Research 
  • Thesis

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Acceptance as a graduate student by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry;
  • A bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry or biochemistry or one of the biological sciences. Students with majors in other areas may be considered for admission at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor.
  • Entering graduate students are required to take a placement examination in biochemistry at the beginning of the first semester of the MS program. A second placement examination in either organic chemistry or physical chemistry must be taken by the beginning of the second semester. 

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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  • National

    3588 USD/year
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