Masters in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

A master's degree dedicated to emphasizing the core concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology as applied to biomedical sciences and biotechnology.

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The Masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program at Georgetown University is a basic science program that infuses core concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology as applied to biomedical sciences and biotechnology, providing students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum. Graduates from our program seek careers primarily in academic, government or biotechnology research and many transitions to PhD, MD, DDS, JD or MBA programs.

Core concepts and skills are taught through a sequence of required core courses, with the remaining coursework consisting of advanced electives and special topics courses and a 4 credit internship. At least 30 graduate credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater are required for the MS degree. Our courses expose students to advanced methods in biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology, laboratory research and literature-based research and include a significant number of “hands-on” lab-based courses that develop expertise. 

Our program offers a well-organized, intensive internship program that culminates in students presenting their research at tri-annual poster presentation sessions. The internships are done with research mentors in various GUMC laboratories on-campus or off-campus in government agencies such as NIH and FDA or biotechnology companies.

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