University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Address:

300 Massachusetts Ave

Amherst, MA 01003

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Master of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Program provides graduate training in virtually all aspects of biological sciences. The program serves as an umbrella program that builds close ties among its ~100 faculty members in various departments, fostering a collaborative environment that encourages interdisciplinary research.

Research falls broadly into three areas based on faculty interests — Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Biomedicine. In many cases, faculty research overlaps these interdisciplinary areas.

Most students admitted to the MCB program have obtained a bachelor's degree in basic sciences (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics or mathematics). Students interested in a career in life-sciences research in various aspects of biomedicine are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants may apply to the Ph.D. program; only students from the Five College consortium are eligible to apply for the fast-track M.S. degree program.

The Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Program provides graduate training in virtually all aspects of biological sciences.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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