M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

24 months
50646 USD/year
50646 USD/year
25230 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Master of Science at the University of Michigan degree is a non-thesis, non-research based degree. However, some Master's students work in laboratories for course credit.


The Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology program consists of 24 hours of course work:

  • at least 16 hours of MCDB courses at the 400 level or above
  • at least 4 hours in a cognate subject

About the Program

This program is flexible and serves a variety of career objectives such as teaching in secondary schools, employment in a variety of research-oriented jobs, and preparation for further professional training.

MCDB’s Master of Science Program at the University of Michigan is a flexible pathway that can be customized for the next stage of a student’s career—medical school, a Ph.D. program, classroom teaching, a research position, or other biologically related vocation. 

Students have access to a diverse and challenging array of courses, seminars, and laboratory research opportunities to prepare for a career in the biological or medical sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gen Micro
  • Syst Neurobio
  • Chem Bio
  • Advanced Research
  • Molec Plant Devel
  • Genomic Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Mandatory And Advisory Prerequisites
  • Transcripts And Wes Evaluation
  • Gmat Or Gre Scores
  • Current Resume
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Interview
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    25230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25230 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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