Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Programs

The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees may be earned with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology. The M.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology normally leads to positions at the advanced technical level in academic research, industry, or government. It may lead to teaching positions at the secondary or junior college level. The Ph.D. is required for careers in independent research in biochemistry and molecular biology. The Ph.D. most often is followed by one or more years of postdoctoral training in a specific area of research. Ph.D. degree holders in biochemistry and molecular biology may find positions in industry or government and, with some postdoctoral experience, may obtain faculty positions at the college or university level.

Contact Info

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

KU Medical Center
Mail Stop 3030, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Gerald Carlson, Chair
Liskin Swint-Kruse, Graduate Director
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