Plan Your Education
How to Apply
Applicants must meet general graduate admission requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
Test Scores: GRE
Letters of Recommendation: 3
Deadlines & Cost
Deadlines: January 2 (priority deadline for funding consideration) and March 20 (final) for fall; October 15 for spring
Application Fee: The nonrefundable application fee is $75. UMass Boston alumni and current students that plan to complete degree requirements prior to graduate enrollment can submit the application without paying the application fee.
Program Cost Information: Bursar's website
Core Courses (9 Credits)
- BIOL 650 - Scientific Communication 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 694 - Research Experimentation in Biology 3 Credit(s) - complete two semesters
Required Electives (12 Credits)
Complete four from below.
- BIOL 612 - Advanced Cell Biology 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 615 - Immunology 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 664 - Bioinformatics for Molecular Biologists 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 676 - Advanced Molecular Biology Lecture 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 677 - Advanced Eukaryotic Genetics 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 679 - Protein Chemistry and Enzymology Lecture 3 Credit(s)
Additional Electives (9 Credits)
Complete at least nine credits from below. At least two must be BIOL courses.
- BIOL 607 - An Introduction to Computational Data Analysis for Biology 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 625 - Genomics and Biotechnology 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 653 - Current Literature in Biology 1 Credit(s)
- BIOL 672 - Directed Readings in Biology 1-3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 673 - Directed Readings 1-3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 674 - Cell Signaling 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 681 - Network Biology 3 Credit(s)
- BIOL 699 - Thesis Research 1-10 Credit(s) - take for four credits
- CHEM 658 - Medicinal Chemistry 4 Credit(s)
- ENVSCI 611 - Applied Statistics 3 Credit(s)
- PHYSIC 610 - Topics in Medical Imaging 4 Credit(s)
Complete 30 credits from at least ten courses including three core courses, four required electives and three additional electives.
Capstone: Students may choose either an internship option or a thesis option. Each student prepares a written report on his or her research work and must also take an oral examination, which will not necessarily be limited to the topic of the report. The student must submit an outline of the report to his or her advising committee before taking the oral examination.
Statute of limitations: Six years.
Graduate Program Director Linda Huang
Linda.Huang [at] umb.edu
Alexa.MacPherson [at] umb.edu
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