What will I learn?

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Master’s degree program at IU School of Medicine is an in-depth 11-month program that includes faculty lectures, small-group problem-solving exercises and student-led seminar courses during the fall and spring semesters. Program participants develop a deep and thorough understanding of biochemistry and acquire skills that translate to employment in biomedical sciences, industry or academics. Graduates also pursue advanced study, and the MS degree enhances an individual’s academic credentials. The department has both a thesis and a non-thesis option.

Graduation Requirements

Thesis Option

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours consisting of required and elective courses
  • A scholarly thesis based on approved research with oversight from a faculty mentor
  • Potential research topics include structural biology, signal transduction, drug development, regulation of gene expression, cancer biology and metabolic disorders.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA and a B- or better in all MS coursework

Non-Thesis Option

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours consisting of required and elective courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA and a B- or better in all MS coursework

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (11 months)

Tuition fees
US$18,948.00 per year

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

Start date

24 August 2020


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd,



46202, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in the United States or another country by the time you enroll at IUPUI.

For international students

A baccalaureate degree (typically in biology, chemistry or physics) that includes calculus and organic chemistry coursework is required for admission into this program.

English language requirements:

All non-native speakers of English must also submit proof of English proficiency unless the applicant has a Bachelor's degree or higher from the US or a predominantly English-speaking country.

IELTS score of 6.5

TOEFL (iBT) score of 79

IUPUI Program for Intensive English (PIE) - Level 7 Check with your academic department for approval

Any ELS Centre located in the US or Canada - Level 112 Check with your academic department for approval

Degree from an English-speaking Country - Completed Bachelor's degree or higher from one of these designated countries (both lists)

ECFMG Certification - Official certification received from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

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About this uni

IUPUI’s strengths lie in its combination of community engagement, creative teaching, learning methods and ground-breaking research.

  • Almost 30,000 students from 145 countries study at IUPUI
  • The university offers over 350 courses across 17 schools
  • Based in vibrant Indianapolis, the USA’s 15th largest city
  • One of the top research universities in the US