Missouri State University

Traditional Master's

Advancement in research

The Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology can be completed in four semesters and one summer. You must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours to graduate from the program. It is recommended you schedule a meeting with your advisor after being accepted by the Graduate College and the cell and molecular biology graduate program. Your advisor can help you tailor your courses to your research interests.


The traditional plan of graduate study in cell and molecular biology is designed to give a student more laboratory experience. The basis for the program is to build on basic laboratory and research skills that you have acquired in your undergraduate program of study. This program of study is for the student who has a background in science. Note that some undergraduate science courses are required to be admitted into this program of study. While this program of study is intended to advance research skills for a career in research, it is also useful preparation for continuing education or pre-professional program of study.