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Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Master of Science 

Graduate Committee:  Dr. Andrew Dudley (Chair & Program Director), Dr. Shantaram Joshi, Dr. Kishor Bhakat, Dr. Gargi Ghosal, Dr. Shannon Buckley, Dr. Anna Dunaevsky, Dr. Kaustubh Datta, Dr. Jennifer Black, and Dr. Karen Gould (ex officio)  

The Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Master of Science is a two-year program that includes coursework and research, designed to enhance a career in biomedical research, medicine or dentistry.

MS Curriculum


The 2 year, research-based curriculum is individualized, designed to complement the student's unique background as well as their thesis research project.  Courses required of all students enrolled in the Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology M.S. program are listed below:

MGCB 970SEMINAR (each Fall and Spring)1
MGCB 903JOURNAL CLUB (each Fall and Spring)1
Four additional graduate-level courses
These courses must be graded (not Pass/Fail) and will be identified by the student's Advisory Committee based on the student's background and research area. The specific curriculum will be designed in consultation withe the research mentor and approved by the MGCB Graduate Program Committee.

  Important Note: Students must complete the Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training.