The Georgetown Difference
Why choose Georgetown University?
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program
Georgetown University received top honors in College Factual’s 2023 rankings of U.S. schools for biochemistry master’s programs. The university ranking firm cited our graduates’ above-average earning power and noted the diversity of our student cohort.
The Master of Science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 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 the program excel in various career paths with government agencies, academic institutions, research laboratories, and biotechnology companies. Alumni have also continued their education by pursuing doctoral, medical, and law degrees, using the skills and training at Georgetown University to propel their future academic and research careers.
Core concepts and skills are taught through required core courses, advanced electives, 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 M.S. 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 research expertise.
Our program offers a well-organized, intensive capstone 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.