Coordinator: Eva Sapi, Ph.D., Eotvos Lorand University
The master of science program in cellular and molecular biology is intended for those interested in the rapidly expanding fields of biotechnology, basic science, and pharmacological research. The level of experience required for an individual to contribute in these fields is not satisfied by an undergraduate degree; therefore, individuals with advanced training are in demand.
The program, with strong emphasis on biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, provides students with the preparation needed for advanced training. The central curriculum consists of courses in biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, and molecular biology. These courses develop the student’s ability to function as an independent scientist by stressing both conceptual and technical aspects of each subject.
Applications for the cellular and molecular biology program may be submitted at any time; however, full-time admission to the program is granted for the Fall trimester only.
Candidates for admission to the cellular and molecular biology program are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related discipline. The undergraduate course work should have included general biology, advanced biology electives, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. It is also recommended that applicants have taken introductory statistics, calculus, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
Students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field or who lack the minimum program prerequisites may be provisionally accepted and then must complete the requirements stipulated at the beginning of the program study. Upon completion of the provisional requirements, the student’s record is evaluated for full admission. In addition, provisionally accepted students may be prevented from enrolling in certain specific graduate courses until prerequisites are met, as determined by the program coordinator.