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Biomedical Sciences - Cellular and Molecular Biology - M.S. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College
College of Arts and Sciences
Department
School of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: 330-672-2263
Fax: 330-672-9391
Web: http://www.kent.edu/biomedical/index.cfm
 

Description

The Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Sciences–Cellular and Molecular Biology consist of two concentrations: Cellular Biology and Structure and Molecular Biology and Genetics. Cellular and Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology and Genetics prepares creative research scientists for careers in teaching, research and biotechnology. Graduates possess an in-depth comprehension of experimental design at the cellular and molecular levels of biological organization as well as competency in current techniques in the discipline. Major research emphases include signal transduction, biochemistry and pathobiology, gene regulation, cell systems biology, cell and tissue ultrastructure, membrane structure and function, molecular aspects of neurobiology and endocrinology, genetics and metabolism of microorganisms, virology and immunology, and enzymology with an emphasis on protein dynamics and folding as well as cytochrome P-450s.

Ph.D.: Due to the program's breadth, faculty are associated with two sub-programs: cellular biology and structure, and molecular biology and genetics.
 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, GRE, goal statement and three letters of recommendation. The M.S. also requires a bachelor s degree with preparation adequate to perform graduate work in the desired field. This commonly includes two years of chemistry, one year of mathematics, one year of physics and courses in anthropology, biology and psychology as appropriate to the field. Admission with deficiencies may be accorded, but these must be made up during the first two years of graduate study.

Admission to the Ph.D. also requires either completion of the M.S. or direct matriculation to the doctoral program following completion of no less than 20 hours of graduate coursework (including the core) and will be accorded upon the recommendation of the student’s guidance committee and the school director. Normally, a student is admitted to the master’s program prior to doctoral work, but a student holding only a baccalaureate may be admitted directly into the doctoral program in exceptional cases.

Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.

Thesis/ Dissertation

Ph.D.: As soon after completion of the candidacy examination as possible, the dissertation committee will be established consisting of the guidance committee and an outside discipline member — a graduate faculty member from another department at Kent State University or another program committee of the School of Biomedical Sciences. The student will submit to this committee her/his prospectus for the dissertation. The format of the prospectus will parallel that utilized for NIH grant proposals (without biographical, budget and facilities information). The dissertation committee may elect to examine the candidate on the proposal, may accept it as submitted, or may reject it with specific reasons and recommendations for reformulation.

  • Cellular Biology and Structure Concentration
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics Concentration

Cellular Biology and Structure

CONCENTRATION CORE REQUIREMENTS
Course Title Credits
BMS 6/70220 Human Microscopic Anatomy 5
BSCI 6/70101 Analysis of Biological Data I - INACTIVE 2
  6/70102 Analysis of Biological Data II - INACTIVE 3
BSCI 5/70142 Bioenergetics 3
  5/70143 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
TOTAL 16

Methodology courses and electives will be selected from among appropriate courses in the biological sciences, biomedical sciences and chemistry.

Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for BMS 80199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter BMS 80299 Dissertation II, each semester, including one term each summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.

 

Molecular Biology and Genetics

CONCENTRATION CORE REQUIREMENTS
Course Title Credits
Choose from the following: 3-5
BSCI 5/70143 Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3)  
  OR
BSCI 5/70158 Molecular Biology (3)  
  OR
CHEM 70253 Biomacromolecular Structure (1)  
  70254 Bio-Membranes (2)  
TOTAL 3-5


Methodology courses and electives will be selected from among appropriate courses in the biological sciences, biomedical sciences and chemistry.

Each doctoral candidate, upon admission to candidacy, must register for BMS 80199 Dissertation I for a total of 30 hours. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I, and thereafter BMS 80299 Dissertation II, each semester, including one term each summer, until all requirements for the degree have been met.