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MSc Molecular and Cellular Biology – Accelerated Master’s Program

The Molecular and Cellular Biology – Accelerated Master’s Program degree offered by the University of Arizona is a program designed to enable advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree as well as the Master of Science degree in MCB in a total of 5 years.

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Molecular and Cellular Biology – Accelerated Master’s Program degree offered by the University of Arizona students focus on completing undergraduate-level courses and gaining research experience during their first three to four years.

By mid-September of the junior or senior year, students must submit an application to the AMP program through the UA Graduate College. Upon acceptance to the Accelerated Master’s Program, students continue to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in the fourth year to complete their Bachelor’s degree. During this time, students also expound on their research, preparing for graduate-level research. In the fifth and final year, students focus on graduate course work and their research-based thesis in order to complete the requirements for the Master’s degree.

Who should pursue the AMP?

The AMP is well-suited for students who aim to gain research experience at the graduate level, including pre-med students who may conduct research in the future, students who would like to evaluate their passion for research before launching into a PhD program, and others who might find graduate-level research experience beneficial for a future career or position.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Study Content

  • Cell Systems
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks

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