Cellular & Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

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Candidates for the program must have a background in biology, chemistry or a related field with specific course work that includes genetics or molecular biology, general and organic chemistry and biochemistry.


Students choosing a non-thesis option are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours of laboratory course work in addition to a written comprehensive exam.  The purpose of the comprehensive examination is to assess the candidate’s understanding of his/her course work and to evaluate the ability of the candidate to synthesize research and theory in the field of cellular and molecular biology and to present this information in an effective written format.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Genetics/Genomics
  • Cell Culture Techniques with Laboratory
  • Evaluation of Scientific Literature
  • Writing and Speaking for Professionals
  • Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids with Laboratory
  • Biostatistics
  • Data Analysis in the Environmental and Biological Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    38 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receiving the following items:

  • Online Graduate School Application

  • Application Fee

  • Official transcripts

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

  • Standardized test scores

  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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    870 USD/credit
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    870 USD/credit
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

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  • There are 3 types of loan programs for Graduate students:

Federal Direct Student Loan - A federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits each trimester) to be considered for the Federal Student Loan.

Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan - A credit based federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students may borrow up to the Cost of Attendance minus any financial aid the student is receiving. A credit-worthy endorser (co-signer) may be required by the lender. Students must first have their eligibility determined for the Federal Direct Student Loan before borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan.

Private Alternative Loans - These are private credit based loans where the student is the borrower and may require a credit worthy co-signer. Students should maximize their federal loan eligibility before applying for a private loan.

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