Life‑Changing Opportunities

Through its unique coursework and unparalleled research opportunities, the M.S. in Biochemistry & 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.

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 of the program excel in various career paths at government agencies, academic institutions, research laboratories and biotechnology companies. Our alumni have also continued their education by pursuing Ph.D., M.D., DDS, J.D. or MBA degrees, using the skills and training they received at Georgetown to propel their future academic and research careers.

#1 Biochemistry Master’s Program

2024 College Factual Top Ranked - Biochemistry - Master's

Georgetown received top honors in College Factual’s 2024 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.

Our program teaches core concepts and skills through required core courses, advanced elective courses, and a 4-credit internship. Our courses expose students to advanced methods in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and laboratory and literature-based research. A significant number of hands-on, lab-based courses help students to develop research expertise.

A well-organized, intensive capstone internship program allows students to work with research mentors in Georgetown University Medical Center laboratories, or off-campus in government agencies such as the NIH, FDA, NIST, as well as at research departments of biotechnology companies. The internship program culminates with students presenting their research at triannual poster presentation sessions.

The Georgetown Difference

Rigorous, Flexible, Experiential, Multidisciplinary, Diverse, Immersive

Rigorous Curriculum

An experiential and methodological learning environment that lays the groundwork for future careers in medicine, academia & biotechnology industry.

Expert Faculty

Courses are taught by well-respected faculty who are leaders in the fields of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics.

Lab Experience

Students gain substantial hands-on training experience through in-depth experiments in a variety of lab-based courses.

Internship Opportunity

Students conduct intensive research with mentors in laboratories on campus, or in government agencies and local biotechnology companie.

Why Biochemistry and Molecular Biology?

Biochemistry is the backbone of Medicine.

The M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program is an attractive training program and launchpad for a research-intensive career in medicine. The program is committed to providing graduate students with a unique setting in which to learn how biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics can be used to solve significant problems in public health and medicine. Significant emphasis is placed on the communication of science, with multiple opportunities for students to hone their written and oral communication skills throughout their training in the program.

Alumni Success

Meet Georgetown Biochemistry & Molecular Biology alumni, and learn where our graduates go on to work and study.

Alumni Outcomes