Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology - MS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW & GOALS

The Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Master of Science is a two-year program that includes coursework and research, designed to enhance a career in biomedical research and medicine.

This MS program consists of both coursework and research (UNMC MS thesis option 2). Students pursuing this MS degree in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology must complete a curriculum consisting of four graduate courses. The curriculum for students in this program is unique and is designed to complement the student's background as well as their master's thesis research project. For students in this track, the MS degree is awarded upon completion of the approved curriculum, the passage of the comprehensive examination (i.e., writing a review article related to thesis topic), and completion of a research project that results in a written thesis with an oral defense.

CURRICULUM 

For a complete list of required courses visit the UNMC Catalog.

 MOLECULAR GENETICS & CELL BIOLOGY MS 

 

APPLICATION

FALL TERM
Application Opens US Applicant Deadline International Applicant Deadline
October 1 July 1 April 1

 

SPRING TERM  
Application Opens US Applicant Deadline International Applicant Deadline
June 1 November 15 November 15


Requirements:

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology MS students are eligible for assistantship/fellowship support. The basic stipend is currently $12,000 annually, for a period of two years.

Tuition:
Tuition and fees are waived for MGCB MS students.

Living and Housing Costs:
UNMC has limited on-campus housing and there are a variety of apartment complexes found within walking distance of campus. Within a short driving distance, there is a wide variety of housing options available in a range of prices; the average cost of monthly rent is $800 to $900 for a single bedroom apartment.

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