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Masters of Science Degree in Biotechnology

The Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry also offers a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology. Biotechnology utilizes basic knowledge from the biological sciences, chemistry, and chemical engineering to solve practical problems in the fields of medicine, agriculture and chemical manufacturing.

The program emphasizes formal training and immediate participation in research. First-year students participate in core technical laboratories in protein isolation and characterization, animal and microbial cell culture and recombinant DNA methodology. Students also participate in individual faculty research projects.

Admission is contingent upon the successful completion of a bachelor’s of science degree, or equivalent. Applications are evaluated on the basis of grades, recommendation letters, GRE scores, and other relevant qualifications.

General Areas of Interest

  • Structure and Biosynthesis of Nucleic Acids
  • Structure and Biosynthesis of Proteins
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Protein Isolation and Characterization
  • Animal and Microbial Cell Culture
  • Product Development and Marketing
  • Research

For a more complete description of entry requirements, application procedures and admissions information, please go to: Biotechnology.

Program Officials

Craig Walsh, Ph.D.
Dept. Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Adminstrative Contact
Morgan Oldham
Dept. Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
3205 McGaugh Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3900

Please address all questions regarding the program to:
Morgan Oldham