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BioMolecular Science Gateway

Michigan State University has organized six of the biological sciences graduate units (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology) under one umbrella, designated as the BioMolecular Science Gateway (BMS).

Admission into the graduate programs of the six participating units will be administered through the central office of the BMS Program. Instructions for filing an application electronically can be found on the BMS Gateway website 

Highlights of the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program

  • Fifty Excellent Faculty, with diverse research interests, external funding, and international reputation.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities, for genomics, metabolomics, and proteomics; for structural biology (X-ray crystallography and NMR); for flow cytometry and microscopy; and for computation and graphics.
  • Attention to Professional Development, with personal career mentoring and workshops on writing and public speaking.
  • One of the Best Places to Work, as attested by The Scientist Magazine survey: MSU a "Best Place to Work 2010."  
  • Pleasant Living Environment, with beautiful campus, access to many cultural and recreational activities, and small city atmosphere.
  • Faculty and their current area of research.
  • BMB Graduate School Flyer
Thank you for your interest in our Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate program via the BioMolecular Science Gateway (BMS). Click here to apply to the BMB Graduate Program 

If you have questions regarding your application status, please email the BMS office at