MS Curriculum

The Cancer Chemical Biology master's degree program will require completion of  at least 24 credits over the course of two semesters.

All students will complete a core curriculum of courses in chemical biology, ethics training and critical analysis. 

The remaining credits are comprised of elective courses selected in consultation with the program advisors and tailored to each student's ultimate career goals.

One-on-one mentoring occurs monthly throughout the two semesters to ensure that milestones are being met, as well as to assist in transitioning to post-graduate employment or education.

There is no research requirement; however, most students are able to gain exposure to cutting-edge research by completing independent study opportunities in laboratories in departments throughout the university's main and medical campuses.

Additionally, the Program in Chemical Biology will offer preferred consideration for admission to the Ph.D. program for students who maintain a GPA of 4.0 or higher (on a scale to 4.3) in their M.S. coursework.