The Georgetown Difference

Rigorous, Flexible, Experiential, Multidisciplinary, Diverse, Immersive

Unique Program Features

Rigorous Curriculum

Our program curriculum is designed around providing master’s students with an experiential and methodological learning environment that will lay the groundwork for future careers in academia & industry.


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

Lab Experience

Students gain significant hands-on training experience by performing in-depth lab experiments in various lab-based courses.

Internship Opportunity

Students perform their four-credit internship with research mentors in various GUMC laboratories on campus, or off campus in government agencies as well as local biotechnology companies.

Why Biochemistry and Molecular Biology?

Biochemistry is the backbone of medicine.

The M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program lends itself as an attractive training program and launching pad 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.

Graduates of the program seek careers primarily in academic, government or biotechnology industry research. Most of our students transition to Ph.D., M.D., DDS, J.D. or MBA programs, using skills and training from Georgetown to propel their future academic and research careers.