Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

24 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students in the Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology graduate program from the University of Pittsburgh do research in a wide array of inter-related disciplines, including Genomics, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Computational Biology, Structural Biology and Virology. 


Our community size of ~50 Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology students at the University of Pittsburgh is large enough to catalyze exchange of innovative ideas, but small enough so that each student gets close attention from their faculty mentor. 

Being a scientist is more than doing experiments. Our courses give knowledge and critical-thinking skills. Our workshops develop skills in writing, grantsmanship and presentation. Our ethics courses give framework and guidance. Our seminars teach you to think on your feet. Our students get grants, give seminars at national meetings and publish high-impact, first-author papers.

Our graduates use their training to get the jobs they want, moving on to post-docs at prestigious universities, faculty positions at teaching colleges, jobs in government or industry, or additional education in law school or medical school.

Career Development 

  • All graduate students in our Department are required to complete the following four workshops, with at least one completed in their first year.  
  • These one-credit workshops are typically offered annually, and are open to all graduate students in our department.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Manuscript Preparation
  • Ethical Practices in Scientific Research
  • Biological Sciences Seminar
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Advanced Developmental Biology
  • Cellular Structure & Morphology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Choose Biological Sciences as the Department and either EE or MCDB as the Program
  • A brief statement of your long-term professional goals. Describe your qualifications, scientific interests, your research experiences, and potential faculty advisors
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted online by the recommender after you initiate the application, or by mail at the address below)
  • Copies of transcripts for all college-level institutions attended with degree conferred must be uploaded as well. These may be unofficial transcripts. 
  • Graduate Record Examination scores are not required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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


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