Graduate Program

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Our Graduate Programs

The Program in Biochemistry & Biophysics is one of six graduate programs within the Molecular and Biomedical Umbrella. Our graduate program provides a dynamic environment where students engage in cutting-edge research in close collaboration with faculty. 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 Molecular and Biomedical Umbrella 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 please contact the Biochemistry Program Office.

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Related Graduate Programs

Students interested in Biochemistry & Biophysics may wish to consider related graduate programs in the Molecular and Biomedical Umbrella offered through the University of Montana.