MS Cell and Molecular Biology

Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology

The MS in Cell and Molecular Biology is a one year 30 credit hour, non-thesis, program to enhance the competitiveness of students applying to Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Osteopathic, Optometry, Physical Therapy schools along with Ph.D. programs. The program will include work experiences (shadowing or research) for credit as well as required seminar and elective classes through the two semesters.

STU takes substantial pride in delivering a personalized private education of the highest caliber. We support and maintain our promise of quality education by teaching and equipping you with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to succeed in your future professional practice with our MS Degree in Cell & Molecular Biology.

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St. Thomas University, Miami, Fl, has an extensive network of alumni who constantly go to great lengths to help others through School of Science Technology and Health (STEM) school’s tightly connected network of scholars.

STEM school recognizes enthusiastic students who have passion for science by building off that passion by placing them in prestigious internship programs around the country from Purdue University to the University of Wisconsin.

St. Thomas strives to ensure that our students find success after completing our programs. We are honored and thrilled that you’re interested in joining the Bobcat family.

Masters in Cell and Molecular Biology Curriculum

Three consecutive semester sequence required, Fall, Spring and Summer terms

Fall Term: Required 12 credit hours:
Seminar 1 hour
Biostatistics 3 hours
Specialized coursework 4 hours
Specialized coursework 4 hours

Spring Term: Required 12 credit hours:
Journal Club 1 hour
Work Experience/Research 3 hours
Specialized coursework 4 hours
Specialized coursework 4 hours

Summer Term: Required 6 credit hours:
Work Experience/Research 3 hours
Bioethics 3 hours (online)




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Take a trip and visit STEM’s labs, buildings, faculty and peers that will be sure to paint the picture of what your future beholds.

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Upon completion of the program the student will be better academically and ethically prepared to enter into Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Osteopathic, Optometry, Physical Therapy schools along with PhD programs.

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Harold Gomez: 2012 STU Grad Biology, MD Graduate University of Michigan 2016, current resident in Detroit Health Systems

Andrea Solano: 2017 STU Graduate, Currently Post-baccalaureate Fellow at the National Institutes of Health


MS in Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) at St. Thomas University (STU)

The curriculum for the MS in CMB at STU is listed below.


Course Number Course Name Credits Semester
BIO 500 Cellular and Anatomical Neuroscience 4 FL 16 weeks
BIO 503 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 FL 16 weeks
BIO 501 Biology Seminar 1 FL 16 weeks
MAT 502 Statistical Methods 3 FL 1
BIO 504 Pharmacology 4 SP 16 weeks
BIO 509 Developmental Biology 4 SP 16 weeks
BIO 505 Journal Club 1 SP 16 weeks
BIO 506 Field Experience 1 3 SP 16 weeks
BIO 510 Bioethics 3 SU 1
BIO 507 Field Experience 2 3 SU 16 weeks


Suggested Degree Plan

The program can be completed in 12-months with the following suggested/ideal course sequence: *


1st Term          (Fall 1)                           MAT 502

2nd Term          (Fall long)                    BIO 500 & BIO 503 & BIO 501

3rd Term          (Spring long)               BIO 504 & BIO 509 & BIO 505 & BIO 506

4th Term          (Summer 1)                 BIO 510

5th Term          (Summer long)           BIO 507


*BIO 597 Special Topics could be used to substitute for BIO 500, 503, 504, or 509.

Contact Graduate Adviser Gretell Garcia, and Dr. Jeffery Plunkett, Program Director, at 305-628-6572.

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