MS in Molecular Biology
2 - 5 years
Full time, Part time
USD 56,980 / per year *
Earliest start date
* 2020-2021 academic year tuition. Note: you won’t know for sure how much Lehigh will cost you until you apply for financial aid and receive your financial aid notification
The goal of this program is for students to develop an advanced and up-to-date understanding of cell and molecular biology and biochemistry. The core curriculum is built around lecture format and discussion-based courses focusing on cell biology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry. Advanced elective courses cover topics such as the cellular basis of human disease, immunology, developmental biology, signal transduction, and neuroscience.
The master’s degree program in Molecular Biology can be completed online; however, some distance education courses do require live participation through our classroom LIVE (CL) platform. Students must demonstrate technical expertise in cell/molecular biology either through the completion of a course or by work experience. More details about this program can be found on the Office of Distance Education’s website.
The 30 credit master’s degree program in Molecular Biology is a highly focused, research-oriented online program designed specifically for part-time students who have an interest in the biotechnology industry. This online degree program is ideally suited for individuals seeking biomedical research careers in academia, industry, and government.
Undergrad Course Requirements
- 2 semesters: General Chemistry
- 2 semesters: Organic Chemistry
- 2 semesters: Physics
- 1 semester: Intro to Genetics
- 1 semester: Intro to Cell & Molecular Biology
- 2 semesters: Math courses
Please note: Students admitted must complete 9 consecutive credit hours of coursework of 300-level or higher, with no grade lower than a B-, in order to continue taking courses.
With the approval of the Department Graduate Committee and the Lehigh University Registrar, a maximum of six credits of molecular biology–relevant courses may be transferred in toward completion of the master's degree. A course grade of B or better is required for transfer credits.
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