Graduate Program in Biology: Non-Degree (NOD)

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Non-Degree (NOD) Program

Non-Degree Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology is designed for students who wish to take graduate-level courses in the areas of cell biology, molecular Biology and related fields without undertaking the full commitment of a master's degree.  Students in this program are allowed to take up to 12 graduate credits.  The program is designed to prepare students to be more competitive in applying to a regular graduate program.  Potential students who apply to our M.S. or Ph.D. graduate program in CMB track may have the credits earned in the non-degree program transferred towards degree requirement according to the course requirement for the respective degree. 


Sample Course Listing

  • Cell Biology: Methods and Applications
  • Cellular Neurobiology
  • Molecular Biology of Eukaryotes
  • Biochemistry of Eukaryotes
  • Epigenetics
  • Advanced Theory and Practice of Teaching
  • Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • Genetics of Stem Cells
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Growth Factors in Nervous System
  • Molecular Mechanism of Neural Development


Application Requirements and Deadlines

All transcripts - Curriculum Vitae

NOD deadline: August 1 for Fall admission and December 1 for Spring Admission