Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program

Through its unique coursework and unparalleled research opportunities, the MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program at Georgetown delineates the ideal path toward a career in medicine that is fueled by the pursuit of biomedical research questions in the context of human diseases.

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Fall 2020 Information

We are very excited that you will be joining our program in Fall 2020. Like universities worldwide, we are in the process of evaluating a variety of options for instructional delivery; we will prioritize the health of our community in determining how we will provide instruction in the fall. 

We are looking forward to being face-to-face as soon as it is possible. For students who are unable to join us for face-to-face classes for any reason and at any point during the semester, however, we will be making instructional materials available online as of the first day of classes for those with the technological means to access them.

The Master of Science in Biochemistry and 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.

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