The graduate program in Cell and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University is an interdisciplinary degree-granting program that involves over 100 faculty members from 16 departments and 5 colleges who share common interests in cell and molecular biology.
The program includes a core of lecture courses in advanced molecular genetics and cell biology, laboratory research techniques, and ethical conduct of science.
The program also includes elective courses in specialized areas and in grant writing, a graduate seminar series in which students present their research, and a weekly seminar series for presentations by CSU faculty and nationally prominent scientists each year. Core courses typically are completed during the first year. On average, the M.S. degree is completed within two years, and the Ph.D. degree within five years.
Areas of Study
- Cancer biology
- Genomics and computational biology
- Infectious diseases
- Metabolism regulation
- Neuroscience and molecular physiology
- Plant biology
- Regulation of gene expression
- Reproductive and developmental biology
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- Molecular Genetics
- Molecular Regulation of Cell Function
- Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology
- Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar
- STEM Communication
- Responsible Conduct in Biochemistry
- Responsible Conduct of Research in CMB
- 36 months
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DisciplinesBiology Molecular Sciences Genetics View 84 other PhDs in Genetics in United States
Bachelor’s degree in any of the biological, biochemical, or physical sciences
- Includes a minimum of one year of biology, organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry and mathematics through differential & integral calculus
- Additional courses in cell biology, microbiology, developmental biology, immunology, genetics, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biophysics, physiology, anatomy, math, programming and statistics are taken in to consideration during evaluation for admission
- Most recently completed degree meets minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- One official transcript from each institution attended, even when showing as a transfer credit
- Three letters of recommendation (no standardized format)
- Personal statement of interests and future goals
International30858 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30858 USD per year during 36 months.
National30858 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30858 USD per year during 36 months.
In-State15130 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15130 USD per year during 36 months.
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