M.S. Degree

Applications for Fall 2024 are now closed. Applications for Fall 2025 will open in late August.


The M.S. in Cancer Chemical Biology has a rolling admissions policy. Applications are considered throughout the year for admission the next Fall term.

This program may be of interest to post-baccalaureate students seeking additional quantitative scientific coursework and experience prior to applying to graduate school, medical school, pharmacy school, nursing school, and dental school, as well as to international students who wish to obtain direct experience at a U.S. institution prior to applying to U.S. scientific doctoral programs.

Many graduates of our intensive one-year program go on to pursue a Ph.D., or medical, pharmacy, nursing or dental degrees.

Others apply their skills to jobs in industry or other positions outside of academia. International students gain direct experience at a U.S. institution — including access to courses provided by U-M English Language Institute, with much of their offerings focused on high-level communication skills.

The Program in Chemical Biology offers preferred consideration for admission to the Ph.D. program for students who maintain a GPA of 4.0 or higher (on a scale to 4.3) in their M.S. coursework.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions.



At this time, the Program in Chemical Biology is unable to offer financial support. Fellowship information is available from the Rackham Graduate School. 

Current tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state domestic residents can be found on the Registrar's website (choose Rackham under the menu "College/School").

The Office of Financial Aid estimates the cost of attendance for one year (two terms) beginning Fall 2024 to be as follows:

    • In-state tuition and fees for the two-term academic year: $28,886;  out-of-state tuition and fees for the two-term academic year: $57,776
    • Living expenses: $27,150
    • Books and supplies: $1,316

Actual expenses will depend upon lifestyle and enrollment level.