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The Molecular and Cell Biology program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) provides participants with the conceptual and technical background to investigate basic or applied problems at the molecular and cellular levels, in the life, biomedical, and bioengineering sciences.

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The Ph.D. program in Molecular and Cell Biology (MOCB) at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) combines the substantial faculty resources and research facilities of several departments of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and the College of Engineering at UMBC to offer an interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art educational experience for those desiring advanced training in molecular and cell biology.

Programme Structure

The degree requirements include a total of 8 graduate level courses and completion of 12 credits of research:

  • Two-semester course in biochemistry
  • One course based on the principles of genetic analysis
  • One course in prokaryotic molecular biology
  • One course in eukaryotic molecular biology
  • One or two 700-level graduate seminars (included in the 18 credits of 600/700 level courses)
  • Elective courses to bring the total of courses taken to 8
  • 12 credits of research. At least one research credit each semester
  • Beginning with the second year, students are required to participate in a research seminar (journal club) every semester and to take one credit of research seminar (journal club) each year

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General requirements

  • GRE General Test required
  • Undergraduate training in organic chemistry, general biology, genetics, cell biology, physics, and calculus; recommend having taken a biochemistry course; recommend undergraduate major in biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology, molecular biology, or the biological sciences

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