Graduate Program Description
Our graduate program provides an intimate environment where students interact closely with the faculty in the program. We offer both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry & Biophysics. Students pursuing these degrees will learn to apply the tools of physical biochemistry and structural biology to exciting problems through research projects with Biochemistry Program Faculty Members. The Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics and related research in the Biomedical, Cellular, Biochemical, & Chemical Sciences provide a rich context for graduate studies in Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of Montana.
The graduate program is built around a core of courses:
BCH 581: Physical Biochemistry
BCH 582: Proteins and Enzymes
BCH 584: Nucleic Acids
Students also complete one elective course related to their chosen area of research.
Depth in a particular area is obtained through laboratory research in close collaboration with a faculty advisor leading ultimately to an M.S. Thesis or a Ph.D. dissertation.
Graduate students in the Biochemistry & Biophysics program are provided financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships or research assistantships. Both come with a stipend for living expenses and a tuition waiver.
Related Graduate Programs
Students interested in Biochemistry & Biophysics may wish to consider related graduate programs in the Biomedical, Cellular, Biochemical, & Chemical Sciences offered through the University of Montana.