Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MS

Campus: NYC


The 34-credit MS program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSBMB) offers students a professional development graduate degree with enhanced capability and competitiveness in career-related biochemistry, molecular biology, and health-related fields. This is a thesis-based graduate program that contains training in ethical and regulatory issues, a requirement of all new Federal grant applicants. The curriculum emphasizes technological applications and is designed to provide students with a strong grounding in running a research laboratory.

In addition to Pace University's research opportunities, students have the opportunity to do their research in the Department of Neuronal Cell Signaling at Cornell-Weil Medical School or have an international experience at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. 

The program can be completed in one year. 

Prerequisites for this program include a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or a related field. Applicants who haven't completed such a major may be required to complete some or all of the following courses:

  • 2 semesters of General Chemistry,
  • 2 semesters of General Biology,
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry,
  • 2 semesters of General Physics,
  • 2 semesters of Calculus,
  • 2 semesters of Physical Chemistry,
  • either 2 semesters of Biochemistry or 1 semester of Biochemistry and
  • 1 semester of Molecular Biology.
BMB 601Graduate Colloquium1
BMB 605Scientific Communications2
BMB 609Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology2
BMB 610Seminar1
BMB 620Quantitative Methods: Data Analysis and Presentation3
BMB 710Research I4
BMB 711Research II4
BMB 712Thesis Preparation1
BMB 626Cellular Biochemistry and Advanced Molecular Biology4
BMB 629Molecular Biochemistry4
BMB 630Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics4
BMB 640Physical Biochemistry4
Total Credits34