MS in Biological Sciences
The overwhelming advancement in the fields of medicine and translational science is mostly due to the recent achievements and breakthroughs in biological sciences. Our curriculum emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern and applied biological sciences and covers a variety of sub-disciplines. Students progressively develop expertise in genetics, genomics, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and neurobiology, while gaining extensive hands-on experience and professional skills in biosciences that qualifies them to join PhD programs or pursue professional careers in biosciences.
The MS in Biological Sciences comprises a total of 30 credits, distributed as follows:
- Core courses: 9 credits
- Elective courses: 15 credits
- Thesis: 6 credit
I. MS Core Courses (9 credits)
|BIO611||Molecular Biology and Genomics||3|
|BIO/BCH612||Biochemistry: Macromolecular Structure and Function||3|
II. Elective Courses (15 credits)
|BIO621||Model Organism Genetics||3|
|BIO622||Human Genetics and Epidemiology||3|
|BIO631||Tumor Markers and Target Cancer Therapeutics||3|
|BIO632||Advances in Epigenetics and Therapeutics||3|
|BIO633||Signaling in Cancer Malignancy and Metastasis||3|
|BIO623||Quantitative Imaging of Cells||3|
|BIO660||Bioinformatics Tools and Applications||3|
|BIO645||Diagnostic Microbiology and Immunology||3|
|BIO648||Fungal Genetics and Pathogenicity||3|
|BIO681||Special Topics in Biology||3|
III. Research work (6 credits)
The thesis can be in the following fields of research: Microbial Genomics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Cancer Therapeutics, Clinical Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Human Genetics, Fungal Genetics, and Neurobiology.
This program can be completed in two years.
This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.
Deadline for Fall Admissions
August 18, 2019
Dr. Dan Georgess (Beirut campus)
More about this program
- Suggested Study Plan
- Mission, Objectives and Intended Outcomes
- Graduate Student Guide
- Application for Graduate Assistantship (deadline for submission August 18, 2019)