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Biomolecular Science

With a master’s in Biomolecular Science, you’ll be studying an innovative curriculum to gain expertise in data analysis, experimental methods, and problem-solving that will lead to an understanding of biological systems.

The degree allows you to choose between two concentrations. Students following the Cell and Molecular Biology path will focus on pharmacology, molecular physiology, and cancer biology. Students following the Medicinal Chemistry path will focus on drug development, including synthesis, rational drug design, and characterization using analytical techniques. Both have a research component consistent with the area of study.

By choosing to earn your master’s in Biomolecular Science from Augusta University’s College of Science and Mathematics, you’ll enter a flexible program with small class sizes, dedicated faculty and an innovative curriculum.

Biomolecular Science is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Innovative and Cutting-edge



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What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Science in Biomolecular Science will complete 36 credit hours of coursework, including a mentored research project.

Students will choose a concentration in either Cell and Molecular Biology or Medicinal Chemistry.

The length to completion is two years.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Cell & Molecular Biology

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Medicinal Chemistry

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

The College of Science and Math Building is a state-of-the-art facility with 22 teaching labs, a tutoring center and a top floor dedicated to research. Modern instrumentation includes nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), circular dichroism spectrometer (CD), dual-beam UV-VIS spectrometer and a fluorometer.

Augusta University is the primary health care-focused public research university in Georgia, and the program’s location on the Health Sciences Campus puts students in close proximity to the state’s only public medical and dental schools, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

Teaching assistantships not only provide a source of financial support, but they give résumé-enhancing experience.

Financial Support

Teaching assistantships can provide students with a stipend of $2,000 per month. 


The thesis-based degree provides the opportunity to produce significant, publishable research.

Personalized Attention

Small classes and highly accessible faculty create a supportive environment that allows students to thrive with their coursework as well as their research.

Dual Concentrations

The degree’s two concentrations allow students to choose the path that excites them, leading to the career that satisfies them.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates with a master’s in Biomolecular Science are prepared for careers in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical and chemical industries.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical scientists is projected to rise much faster than average through 2031. In 2021, the median pay for a medical scientist was $95,310 per year.

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate STEM area such as a biological, chemical or pharmaceutical science from an accredited college or university. A minimum of an additional year of upper-level biology coursework is also strongly recommended. 

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Unofficial transcripts from US colleges and universities can be used in the admissions review process in lieu of official transcripts for this program.

Standardized Test Requirements: Submission of an official GRE exam score is optional. 

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations from three scientists (faculty or other) must be submitted through the application portal.

Prerequisite Coursework:

  • Two semesters of introductory biology (including a laboratory component)
  • Two semesters of introductory physics (including a laboratory component)
  • Two semesters of introductory chemistry (including a laboratory component)
  • Two semesters of organic chemistry (including a laboratory component), and
  • One semester of biochemistry 

International Students: Please review the verification process for international transcripts and the english proficiency requirement.

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Please visit the Graduate School for detailed admission criteria and important application process information.

Application Deadlines

Fall '24 Application Deadline

  • May 1, 2024

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. The program does not accept applications after the application deadline; however, the program will continue to accept application materials until June 30th.

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Why Augusta?

Being at the heart of the university’s research enterprise puts you in proximity to research being conducted not only by the College of Science and Mathematics but also by the Medical College of Georgia, the Dental College of Georgia, the College of Nursing, and the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Small classes and dedicated faculty provide individualized attention.

Opportunities for financial support through assistantships help you pursue your degree while providing desirable experience that will prove beneficial when moving on to your career or doctorate program.

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