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The Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology is designed to produce outstanding graduates, and is the study of the biochemical, biophysical, and genetic processes in cells. Depending on whether a student chooses an emphasis in Research-based Thesis, or Biotechnology Internship, the program is designed for students who are interested in research and may consider continuing their education to earn a Ph.D. or for those preparing for a career working in, or managing, an applied science laboratory.

The Cell and Molecular Biology M.S. P.S.M. program is part of Grand Rapids’ only Professional Science Master’s degree program, and prepares students in the important and dynamic fields of Cell and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Biomedical research.

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Innovation. Interdisciplinary: partnered with the scientific work force, an intensive scientific business/industry internship component, and strong business, project management, teamwork, and ethics components.

Collaboration. Designed for team-oriented professionals with advanced interdisciplinary skills.

Accessibility. The Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences puts students in the heart of Grand Rapids' Health Hill near the Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health, St, Mary's Health Care, and other scientific health care providers and business.


Cell and Molecular Biology M.S. P.S.M. admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Cell and Molecular Biology M.S. P.S.M. program is a minimum of 36 credits.

See the full course list.