Biomedical Sciences - Cellular and Molecular Biology - M.S. and Ph.D. Download to print
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School of Biomedical Sciences
The Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences–Cellular and Molecular Biology consist of two concentrations: Cellular Biology and Structure and Molecular Biology and Genetics. Cellular and Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology and Genetics prepares creative research scientists for careers in teaching, research and biotechnology. Graduates possess an in-depth comprehension of experimental design at the cellular and molecular levels of biological organization as well as competency in current techniques in the discipline. Major research emphases include signal transduction, biochemistry and pathobiology, gene regulation, cell systems biology, cell and tissue ultrastructure, membrane structure and function, molecular aspects of neurobiology and endocrinology, genetics and metabolism of microorganisms, virology and immunology, and enzymology with an emphasis on protein dynamics and folding as well as cytochrome P-450s.
Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, GRE, goal statement and three letters of recommendation. The M.S. also requires a bachelor s degree with preparation adequate to perform graduate work in the desired field. This commonly includes two years of chemistry, one year of mathematics, one year of physics and courses in anthropology, biology and psychology as appropriate to the field. Admission with deficiencies may be accorded, but these must be made up during the first two years of graduate study.
Ph.D.: As soon after completion of the candidacy examination as possible, the dissertation committee will be established consisting of the guidance committee and an outside discipline member — a graduate faculty member from another department at Kent State University or another program committee of the School of Biomedical Sciences. The student will submit to this committee her/his prospectus for the dissertation. The format of the prospectus will parallel that utilized for NIH grant proposals (without biographical, budget and facilities information). The dissertation committee may elect to examine the candidate on the proposal, may accept it as submitted, or may reject it with specific reasons and recommendations for reformulation.
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