Chemical Biology Master's Program
DegreeMaster of Science
DepartmentChemistry and Chemical Biology
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.
Chemistry and Chemical Biology Research at Stevens
Major advantages of studying chemistry and chemical biology at a premier research institution like Stevens include support for your ideas, great mentors and the best tools for your research. Learn more about research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
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
Areas of Focus
Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
Human Cellular Model Systems
In Silico Biosystems Analysis
We welcome passionate applicants with a curiosity for chemistry and biology. You can apply to the chemical biology program with an undergraduate degree in biology and a strong chemistry background, or an undergraduate degree in chemistry with a strong biology background. Applicants with other degrees will be considered on a case by case basis.
Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, from an accredited institution
Official college transcripts
Two letters of recommendation
A statement of purpose
TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international students)
A competitive GRE or GMAT score*
*GRE/GMAT is not required for part-time students.
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:
Artificial Intelligence Startups
Regulatory - Food and Drugs
Our graduates have been hired at: Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Dupont, 3M