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Chemical Biology Master's Program

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Master of Science


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Gain highly valued, technology-centric research skills from the university that founded the first chemical biology program in the nation. 

The Master of Science in Chemical Biology program at Stevens gives you unparalleled training for a range of exciting careers in research, medicine, and industry with a focus on molecular, cellular, and computational methodologies. In this dynamic program, you will learn how to apply chemistry to the understanding and utilization of biological phenomena. The department’s historical presence in the field will serves you well, both in school and beyond graduation. Along with advanced coursework, you'll pursue original research in state-of-the-art laboratories under the mentorship of leading faculty experts.

Technology-Centric Professional Skills

As an integral part of pursuing the master’s degree, we encourage you to choose a graduate certificate in an area of technological focus of your choice. The graduate certificates are designed to impart  specific professional skills that are highly desired by industry and that match your career interests. Taught by faculty with more than 100 years combined experience in the industry, you will learn these skill sets as they are currently practiced in the industrial settings.

Available concentrations that result in a graduate certificate:

This program’s medical science electives like physiology, pathophysiology, and cancer biology also help strengthen medical and dentals school, and Ph.D. program applications. 

Hands-On Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

The Stevens Advantage

Stevens is located just 15 minutes from downtown Manhattan in Hoboken, New Jersey. The state is widely recognized as “the medicine chest of the world” in the healthcare industry, housing over 300 biotechnology and life science companies – including 17 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies. Because of this geographical tie, Stevens’ Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology has a strong historical relationship with many of these companies, giving you critical networking opportunities.

More Advantages to our Program

  • Flexible and modular curriculum

  • Part-time or full-time enrollment

  • Thesis and non-thesis options

  • One-on-one mentorship with a faculty research advisor

  • Extensive hands-on laboratory experience

  • Evening courses available

Putting You on Track for Professional Success

The chemical biology master's program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success in a variety of roles like:

  • Biotechnology

  • Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Consumer Products

  • Artificial Intelligence Startups

  • Clinical Trials

  • Clinical Healthcare

  • Genetics Labs

  • Forensics Labs

  • Regulatory - Food and Drugs

  • Public Health

  • Healthcare Communication

Our graduates have been hired at: Stryker, Avantor, David Yurman, Pfizer, Merck, Pepsico, Bristol Myers Squibb, WuXi Biologics, Roche

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