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  Nov 24, 2017
 
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology


The M.S. in cell and molecular biology requires a minimum of 35 credits for both the research emphasis and the professional science master’s, biotechnology emphasis. A minimum grade of “B” is required for all courses.

There are separate admissions committees for the research emphasis and the biotechnology emphasis degree programs. The research emphasis is a thesis-based masters. The biotechnology emphasis is one of the three internship-based professional science masters (PSM) programs at GVSU.

Admission to the Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework is required.
  • Satisfactory GRE score.
  • Extensive undergraduate life science experience.
  • Personal statement of career goals and background experiences, including an explanation of how this program will help achieve educational and professional objectives.
  • Written recommendations from at least two individuals who are in positions to attest to the applicant’s successful completion of the program.
  • Telecommunications interview with program faculty.

Requirements for the M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology: Biotechnology Emphasis (PSM):


Core cell and molecular biology courses (Credits: 16)

Interdisciplinary courses shared with PSM degree programs (Credits: 6)

Core PSM Courses (Credits: 5)

PSM Internship (Credits: 4)

*Electives (minimum of 4 credits with advisor approval)

Requirements for the M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology: Research Emphasis:


Core cell and molecular biology courses (Credits: 11)

Research and Thesis (Credits: 1 to 9)

Biostatistics course (Credits: 3)

Cell and Molecular Biology Program Description


Click here for the program description.