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Master of Science Biochemistry and Biotechnology University of Missouri - St. Louis




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Course info


This M.S. degree in biochemistry & biotechnology is offered in cooperation with the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. This degree program encompasses both the basic principles and the technological applications of biochemistry and biotechnology, and provides students with the training they need to become a part of the broad life sciences industry. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening.

Degree Options

The M.S. degree in Biochemistry & Biotechnology can be earned with a thesis or without a thesis. The thesis option requires full-time enrollment, whereas the non-thesis option does not. All students admitted to the program are considered to be in the non-thesis option unless a faculty member of the program has accepted them as a thesis student.

Degree Requirements

Both the thesis and non-thesis options require a total of 30 graduate credit hours, of which at least half must be at the 5000-level or above. A maximum of 12 or 5 credit hours of Graduate Research (Biol or Chem 6905) may be applied toward the 30 credit hour total for the thesis or non-thesis options, respectively.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$22,980.00 (16,84,089) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22, 22-Aug-22


College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,



63121, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Successful applicants must have completed a baccalaureate in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related discipline before beginning the master’s program. Undergraduate courses in biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, and organic chemistry are required.

Entrance examinations

The Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for international applicants.

Grade Point Average

Minimum of 3.0 on 4.0 scale in biology and chemistry coursework

Proof of English proficiency

International students are required to document English proficiency by providing scores from an internationally accepted standardized examination before a decision is made on admission. A score of 213 or better on the computer-based exam or 79 or better on the internet-based exam is required.

Minimum requirements vary by department. It is recommended that students have a 6.5 IELTS, or 53 PTE-A.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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