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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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 several main areas including molecular genetics, molecular biology of cancer, and systems biology. Specific research projects deal with the structure and function of membranes, DNA, proteins and enzymes; metabolomics and high-throughput sequencing, signal transduction, and human-associated microbiota.

Academics and Curriculum

View Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program information and degree requirements in the Academic 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.