Molecular and Cellular Biology, MS
Accelerated Program

The interdisciplinary Master's program in Molecular and Cellular Biology is focused on understanding the fundamental molecular events at the core of all life.

Our goal is to provide a diverse range of research and training opportunities for master's students interested in pursuing a multidisciplinary approach to their studies that extends beyond the traditional boundaries of biological research.

Participating faculty and researchers come from departments, colleges, centers and institutes across the university, as well as from partner institutions in the greater Phoenix area.

You will gain skills in contemporary approaches used in molecular and cellular biology and have the flexibility to tailor the program to meet your specific professional goals.

This dynamic research and training program embraces the goals of the New American University at ASU by breaking from traditional disciplinary constraints —allowing you to develop new knowledge that will help transform our world.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted Oct. 1 - Dec. 15, with a preference date of Dec. 1.
The Molecular and Cellular Biology Master's program admits one group of students annually to start their program the following August.

There is no guarantee that applications received after Dec. 15 will be reviewed. In January, the top applicants will be invited to a recruitment event scheduled in mid- to late-February. 

Before applying, we encourage you to read our Tips for Applying.

We will notify you of your admissions status by April 15. 

Desired qualifications:

  • Research experience 
  • Undergraduate GPA minimum 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)
  • GRE scores: 50% Verbal and 70% Quantitative 
  • International students: TOEFL score of 100, or IELTS score of 6.5

Note: Your application is evaluated based on your entire application package.

To apply, follow the How and When to Apply link below.

 You will be asked to:

  1. Review the university standards, degree program timelines and application requirements
  2. Complete the graduate admission application
  3. Send official transcripts, general GRE scores and language tests (international students only) to graduate admissions services
  4. Fill out the academic record form and upload it 
  5. Submit a non-refundable application fee

Degree Offered

Molecular and Cellular Biology, MS
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application Deadlines

Applications for Fall 2019 accepted:  Oct. 1-Dec. 15, 2018
Priority deadline:  Dec. 1, 2018

Financial Support for Graduate Education

More information on financial support through the School of Life Sciences.

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