Professors will be able to provide personal attention as class sizes will be small and focuses on master’s students only.
As a dedicated masters program your research and success is a priority.
Unlike many Masters programs, AU offers a tuition wavier, health insurance, and a $18k stipend when you work as a teaching assistant.
Students will use AU’s high level instrumentation.
As a thesis-based degree, students will conduct significant, publishable, research as part of the program using state of the art biomolecular and chemical techniques.
While students can concentrate in either cell and molecular biology or medicinal chemistry, the heart of the program in interdisciplinary with courses that require and teach and interrelated concepts in organic chemistry and molecular biology.
With a limited number of prerequisite courses, this program will admit students from a variety of undergraduate degree paths
The Master of Biomolecular Sciences is a two year master’s degree program from the Augusta University, the primary health care focused public research university within the state if Georgia. This dedicated mater’s program within the College of Science and Mathematics is a unique biomedical program at AU as it focuses strictly on master’s students. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates graduate level bimolecular and pharmacological sciences with skill development in critical thinking, communication and teamwork both in molecular biology and organic chemistry. The degree requires a total of 36 credits: seven courses comprise a required core curriculum of 20 credits. The remaining sixteen credits are earned by completing a mentored research/focused study project resulting in a master’s thesis.
Program goals will be reinforced through multiple types of instruction to promote academic achievement, critical thinking, scientific inquiry, team skills, and communication skills. Tuition waiver and an $18,000 yearly student stipend are provided due to a required graduate teaching assistantship. Student time commitment is estimated to be, an average, 20-25 hours per week of “programmed” activity and 30-40 hours per week of preparation, study, and co-curricular requirements for a total effort approximating 60-65 hours per week. Program completion requires four semesters plus one summer term.
Each student will be select a faculty mentor within their chosen concentration: Cell and Molecular Concentration or Medicinal Chemistry Concentration. The student and faculty mentor will work together to derive a publishable thesis research project to be completed within 2 years. While working with their research mentor, students will conduct novel, publishable experiments using current bimolecular techniques and high-level instrumentation. The thesis project will be defended locally at Augusta University and presented to the larger scientific community at a scientific conference for the completion of the degree.
We are searching for students that have a background in biomedical sciences, pharmacology, cell biology, organic chemistry or medicinal chemistry. Our students must desire to take their foundational biomolecular knowledge and apply it to a novel and publishable thesis project. This program will prepare dedicated students to be highly competitive candidates for medical school, related health professions, and other biomedical careers.
Augusta University is the primary healthcare focused public research university in the state of Georgia. Much of your research will be conducted within the new building dedicated to the College of Science and Mathematics on the Health Sciences Campus. The college’s new location will put students in close proximity to the only public medical and dental school within the state.