About this course
Molecular Biosciences is a dynamic continuum of disciplines, which uses the approaches of chemistry, physics, and biology to understand the fundamental mechanisms of living organisms. The School of Molecular Biosciences offers many exciting opportunities for graduate students to explore the vast range of life science research while working toward degrees in the sub-disciplines of biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, and microbiology.
Students entering into Molecular Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine will pursue an interdisciplinary degree with tracks in Biochemistry, Genetics and Cell Biology, and Microbiology. Entering students do rotations through three research laboratories to choose a
dissertation/thesis advisor. Over 30 research
laboratories are associated with the School of
Molecular Biosciences, investigating problems in diverse systems, including bacteria, yeast, plants, and animals. Graduates acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge that allows them to adapt quickly to new information and approaches developed in the rapidly changing field of molecular biosciences.
Applicants should have an undergraduate major in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, biology, chemistry, or closely related fields. To apply, submit:
- a personal statement describing your qualifications, goals, and objectives in pursuing graduate research in molecular biosciences;
- official GRE scores;
- official transcripts from all colleges attended;
- three letters of recommendation;
- the School of Molecular Biosciences application available on-line at the schools web page;
- and the Graduate School application.