Why Choose the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program?
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. The major purpose of the M.S. program is to provide the student with a strong biochemical background that can serve as a basis for further graduate or professional study. Graduate study with faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree is available through the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program.
Major research interests of the department are grouped into three interrelated areas: molecular structure and function, molecular genetics, and the application of magnetic resonance (MR) to biomedical research. Specific research projects deal with the structure and function of membranes, proteins and enzymes, nucleic acids, chromatin structure and function, molecular genetics, nucleotide metabolism, and the use of MR to study biochemical phenomena.
Academics and Curriculum
View Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program information and degree requirements in the University Catalog.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission established by the Wright State Graduate School. A bachelor's degree in the biochemical, biological, or chemical sciences, including coursework in organic chemistry, physics, and calculus, is generally required. In addition, letters of recommendation are an important admission consideration.