Applied Molecular Biology

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Program Description

The M.S. degree in Applied Molecular Biology is designed to be completed in two semesters for holders of a baccalaureate degree. In addition, UMBC undergraduates majoring in Biological Sciences or in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology may participate in the Accelerated Program that requires a minimum of one semester in the Graduate School after the bachelor’s degree has been obtained; 9-12 credits may count toward both degrees.

Degrees Offered:


Tracks/Concentrations:  N/A

Department:  Biological Sciences

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Part-time and Full-Time

Online or On Campus:  On-campus

Accelerated Program

Admissions Requirements

GRE General Test waived for Fall 2021 applicants, optional for subsequent semesters
Undergraduate training in organic chemistry, general biology, genetics, cell biology, physics, and calculus; recommend having taken a biochemistry course; recommend undergraduate major in biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, microbiology, molecular biology, or the biological sciences.

Term of Admission: Fall

Domestic Application Deadlines: January 1

International Application Deadlines: January 1

Contact Us

Main Contact Info:  410-455-3669 (UMBC)

Graduate Program Director:

Michelle Starz-Gaiano, 410-455-2217,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Brandy Darcey, 410-455-3669,

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