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College of Humanities & Sciences

Biochemistry Program

Graduate Program

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.

For more information see our brochure or contact the Biochemistry Program Office. To apply, use the online application on the Graduate School website.

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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.

University of Montana

Biochemistry Program

Phone: (406) 243-4022 | Fax: (406) 243-4227

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812

andrew1.ranck@umontana.edu