WPI’s coursework-based master’s in biochemistry is a part-time program designed for targeted, in-depth investigations in advanced topics in modern biochemistry. Our flexible plan of study and individualized advising helps you tailor the program to your interests and career goals.
In collaboration with a program advisor, you will select courses from biochemistry, chemistry, and related disciplines. Advanced topics you can explore include regulation of gene expression, membrane biophysics, and functional genomics. You can supplement your master’s in biochemistry studies with high-level undergraduate courses, as well as courses in engineering, business, mathematical sciences, and more.
You can choose a thesis option, consisting of high-level original research, or a non-thesis option with additional coursework. Hands-on research and lab work will also be an integral component of many of your courses.
As you pursue our biochemistry master’s program, you’ll have access to world-class facilities for your courses or thesis-based research, including our state-of-the art Life Sciences Center at Gateway Park, Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center, and its 3,500-square-foot vivarium.
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Explore Where a Master’s in Biochemistry Can Take You
Are you curious about things like MS biochemistry salary, jobs, and how you can push the boundaries in your career after graduation? We’ve got you covered. Explore what you can do with an MS in biochemistry, career outcomes, average salary data, and more on our career outlook page.
Study How Substances Transform with a Master’s in Chemistry
Maybe you have a passion for investigating how substances interact and change? With our master’s in chemistry, you’ll have the opportunity to study advanced topics in modern chemistry like molecular modeling, chemical spectroscopy, and more. Love being in the lab and have an interest in medicinal plant-based chemistry? Be sure to explore our in-demand master’s in medicinal plant chemistry offered online for those interested in exceling in the plant-based industry.
Ready to Pursue a PhD? Consider Our Doctorate Programs in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Maybe you’re actively in the industry and looking to gain an edge in the evolving, fast-paced environment? Consider earning a PhD in biochemistry or chemistry, which will provide the exposure to rigorous, hands-on research needed to make immediate impact on pressing challenges. Our biochemistry PhD enables students to conduct applied research on nanotechnology, biomedical sensors, clean energy, and more. Are you more intrigued by scientific study of matter? Consider earning a PhD in chemistry which focuses on green chemistry, the environment, and medicine.
Looking for a Foundation in Biochemistry?
Are you interested in the field of biochemistry but just starting your academic career? WPI’s bachelor’s in biochemistry gives you the classroom and laboratory experience you need to gain expertise to begin your career in biochemistry. If you’ve decided to major in a different discipline but still want to explore the field of biochemistry, look into the minor in biochemistry at WPI. You’ll get a in-depth understanding of life processes and valuable laboratory skills that you can apply to your future career.