New master’s degree program in biochemistry launched

An intensive new program offered by the Medical School’s Department of Biological Chemistry allows students to earn a master’s degree (M.S.) in biochemistry in just one year. The program aims to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, or for entry to a competitive Ph.D. program such as U-M’s. Applications are now being accepted for our second entering class of students, who will take a wide range of courses over two semesters while also taking part in research experience that culminates in a written thesis. Students will be mentored by Biological Chemistry faculty members who conduct research at the cutting edge of modern biochemistry and molecular biology. Current areas of research include structural biology, protein biochemistry, enzyme reaction mechanisms, molecular genetics, signal transduction, neurobiology, cell and developmental biology, and bioinformatics. The application deadline is April 21, 2014, but application in December or January is highly encouraged.

More information is available at http://www.biochem.med.umich.edu/?q=msprog and applications are submitted through U-M’s Rackham Graduate School’s site, at http://www.rackham.umich.edu/admissions/. This is the latest in a range of master’s degree options offered by the Medical School, in addition to medical degrees, and Ph.D. degrees offered in conjunction with Rackham.

For more information on all degree programs offered by the Medical School, visit http://www.med.umich.edu/medschool/edu/.

For a list of master’s degree programs, visit http://www.med.umich.edu/medschool/edu/masters.htm.