Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus

Master of Science in Integrative Cell Biology


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Integrative Cell Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.S. program in Integrative Cell Biology trains students in the basic science and contemporary methodologies to interrogate the biology of the cell. The fundamental knowledge obtained during the study to apply this knowledge in pursuit of a Ph.D. graduate level of education. The program also prepares students for a career in research laboratories in the biomedical industry, or as primary or secondary educators. Students graduating with an M.S. degree are competent and competitive in pursuit of a Ph.D. or MD education.

Curriculum and Progression

The two-year curriculum includes the first year focusing on coursework and second year beginning in the summer with thesis work. The primary courses for the first semester of the first year include Cell Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Methods in Biomedical Science, Bioethics in Biomedical Science; and in the second semester, Histology, Biostatistics. Students also take an elective course in the second semester depending on their research topics such as Immunology, Neuroscience, Signal Transduction or Molecular Oncology. In addition to coursework, students also register for journal club and a seminar series.

During the first year, students also select up to three laboratories to do their rotations. Students will discuss with their potential mentor and select their laboratory by the summer of the first year Beginning of the summer of the first year, students will focus on their thesis work. Students are awarded the MS degree upon successfully defend the thesis work.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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