Accelerated M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Highly motivated Georgetown B.S. in Human Science students can complete the requirements for the M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in one semester after completing the bachelor’s program.

The M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program infuses core concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology as applied to biomedical sciences and biotechnology. The program includes hands-on lab-based courses, advanced methods, and electives, as well as an intensive internship. Through a rigorous and challenging curriculum, students are prepared for future careers and academic endeavors.


HSCI students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major are eligible to apply to this program by January 15 of their junior year. Students who wish to apply should inquire with Sumaira Akber, Assistant Dean, School of Health, or Jason Tilan, Director of Accelerated BGE Pathways, Department of Human Science.

For more information about our program and admissions, please contact us.


Undergraduates start taking master’s courses in their senior year, earning the master’s degree in the fall after completing the Bachelor of Science.

Human Science Accelerated Master's Program Timeline. HSCI Junior Fall/Spring: Apply to M.S. program. HSCI Senior Fall: 2 HSCI core courses, 2 M.S. courses. HSCI Senior Spring: 2 HSCI core courses, 2 M.S. courses. M.S. Program Fall: Complete M.S. requirements.

Suggested Degree Plan

Senior – Fall

Course NameCredit(s)
HSCI 4972 Human Science Seminar/Capstone I3
HSCI 4510 Physiological Adaptations4
BCHB 5110 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (for premed track)
BCHB 5130 Core Concepts of Biochemistry (better for research or industry focus)
BIOT 5260 Core Methods in Biotechnology
BCHB 5760 Core Methods of Biochemistry
14 Credits

Senior – Spring

Course NameCredit(s)
HSCI 4973 Human Science Seminar/Capstone II3
HSCI 3090 Immunology3
BCHB 5360 Cell Culture Applications: Biotechnology2
BIOT 5008 Lab Applications of Biochemistry3
BCHB 7950 Introduction to Biochemistry Internship0
BCHB 5540 Research Ethics & Integrity0
BIOT 5390 Basic Laboratory Safety0
11 Credits

Master’s – Fall

Complete the Biomedical Graduate Education Orientation at the start of the semester.

Course NameCredit(s)
BCHB 7951 Biochemistry/Molecular/Cell Biology Internship4
Advanced lab course (several options)2-3
BCHB 5140 Intro to Bioinformatics1
Graduate electives10-11
18 Credits

Master’s Courses

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