Biochemistry Graduate Information
M.S. Degree in Biochemistry:
The Department offers several degree options that lead to a Masters degree.
M.S. Degree with Emphasis in Biotechnology is a "purpose built" terminal Masters degree program designed specifically to train individuals for satisfying careers in the biotechnology industry.
Combined B.S./M.S. Degree Program represents a relatively new and accelerated dual degree program that is designed to lead to both the B.S. and a Masters degree in biochemistry in five years.
For further program information and application materials see:
- M.S. Degree with Emphasis in Biotechnology
- M.S. Degree (thesis option)
- Combined B.S./M.S. Degree (five-year program)
Applications for the MS (not BS/MS) should be placed on-line through The Ohio State University Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions (http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/). For further information on admission requirements and deadlines see: Graduate Admission Information
Reference letters, resumes, personal statements, and copies of original, official transcripts must be uploaded along with the online application. The electronic reference letter submission option must be selected while completing the online application. Official GRE scores are also required to be reported to OSU by ETS. Students whose native language is not English and whom will not receive a degree from a US college or university must also submit official TOEFL scores.
Note: Be sure to select "Biochemistry - MS" under "Graduate Program Information" when completing the application and not "Biochemistry Program (Ohio State)" which is only for the Ph.D. degree. For further information on the M.S. degree options call the Chemistry Graduate Studies Office at (614) 292-8917 or contact Jennifer Hambach, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, at email@example.com. Please also note that funding is not guaranteed for students admitted to the Biochemistry MS program.
Any applicant whose ultimate goal is a PhD in Biochemistry should apply to the Chemistry Graduate Program or the Ohio State Biochemistry Program. Applicants admitted to the Biochemistry MS program will be required to apply to transfer to another graduate program (Chemistry, OSBP, or other program) if they want to pursue a PhD upon completion of the MS. Admission to a PhD program is not guaranteed upon completion of the MS program.
To learn more about procedures and requirements for earning an MS degree in Biochemistry through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, please see the information beginning on page 18 of this document.