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Biomolecular Sciences MS


The Master of Science in Biomolecular Sciences program offers students the opportunity to combine studies from traditional areas of science to solve important problems that transcend boundaries between the single disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science.


Contact Information

Beth Gee
(208) 426-2844
Science Building
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1430

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Biomolecular Sciences, M.S.

The Master of Science degree in Biomolecular Sciences can be earned by completing one of three options:

MS (Thesis)
MS (Project option)
MS (Comprehensive Examination option)*
*for students admitted into the Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D program only.

Thesis Option: this research-intensive option is designed to provide graduate training leading to positions as laboratory managers and technicians, and to prepare students for further training in doctoral programs. The curriculum leading to a thesis-based Masters degree usually takes between two to two and a half years.

Project Option: this option provides students with a good preparation for a PhD program or a more advanced career. The intensive curriculum leading to a Masters of Science degree can be completed in one and a half years, with no thesis.

Examination Option: this option is intended to award a Masters of Science degree en route to a PhD in Biomolecular Sciences. This option is only available to students enrolled in the seamless PhD program in Biomolecular Sciences.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. Hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree in an appropriate scientific discipline from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4-point system. Should have undergraduate course work that includes biology, biochemistry, calculus and general physics.
  3. Official GRE scores.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  5. A brief personal statement (no more than two pages) describing your academic and professional background, career goals and three faculty members you are most interested in working with.
  6. A scientific writing sample.
  7. A resume listing education training, any awards, publications, poster presentations, grants, etc.


Teaching Assistantships (TAs) are not available for students enrolled in the Biomolecular Sciences MS program. On a case-by-case basis research assistantships may be available from individual faculty members research grants. Applicants should consult individual faculty regarding possible financial support.

The Student Research Initiative Fellowship Program provides funding opportunities for Boise State University students to pursue independent academic and creative work and engage in research and scholarship under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Priority Deadline: January 10

Application and Materials Deadlines

Fall Semester: January 10
Late Application: May 7
Spring Semester: August 15