Program Overview

This 30-credit Master in Biochemistry degree program offers flexibility for working professionals. The program is ideally suited to members of the armed services whose positions deny them the ability to attend classes at a regional college or university on a schedule that meets their terms and locations of service.

The Master of Science in Biochemistry is an integrated program, combining coursework in the fields of biology and chemistry. The comprehensive courses range from advanced organic to conceptual development in Chemistry, enabling students to increase depth and scope of their knowledge in this field. Therefore, graduates will have employment opportunities in biology and chemistry as well as jobs requiring an integrated program. Graduates will also be prepared to enter professional training in medicine, veterinary, pharmacy, and allied health schools.  

Students design the program with the help of a faculty member, allowing them to tailor their studies to meet specific educational goals.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    The admissions requirement for this program requires a minimum G.P.A. of 2.8 and a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a closely related field. Prerequisites for admission include undergraduate courses (graded with a C or better) in the following: 4 semesters in Chemistry with labs (at least 2 semesters of organic chemistry), 2 semesters of Calculus, 2 semesters of Physics

    School Overview

    The private, not-for-profit University of Saint Joseph enrolls more than 2,500 students, most of whom are female; women make up 99 percent of the student body. The Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut founded the first women’s liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut in 1932. Since its beginning, the school has retained its Roman Catholic principles educating students in the fields of education, nursing, human services, the humanities, and the sciences. The University of Saint Joseph states a Roman Catholic mission that “provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population while maintaining a strong commitment to developing the potential of women,” in addition to “promot[ing] the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.”

    Saint Joseph offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, housed in the following schools:

    • School of Education
    • School of Graduate and Professional Studies
    • School of Health & Natural Sciences
    • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
    • School of Pharmacy

    Online programs at the University of Saint John include several graduate degrees. Courses are asynchronous and students can enroll in the online programs at any time.


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