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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

For Prospective Students

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology only accepts qualified students of the highest caliber with interest in the areas of  biochemistry and biology. Prospective PhD candidate: Visit our new website to learn more about the diverse research training opportunities of the program.


The teaching and research program in the Department is planned for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or biology, preferably with experience in physical chemistry, physics and mathematics.

All candidates should have had some research experience, although this requirement is waived for applicants from smaller colleges.

Applicants typically seek preparation for a career in research and teaching. Applicants are requested to indicate their research experience and career goals and to name the person(s) with whom their research experience has been gained.

Applications for the master’s degree should be submitted by June 1. Completed applications for the PhD program, including GRE scores, are accepted up to January 15. Candidates for admission to the PhD program will be identified and invited to the Department for an interview at the Department’s expense.

For more information about our offerings, please review our degree programs or contact the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Financial Support

All PhD students receive full financial support, which covers tuition, fees, medical insurance and a stipend for living expenses. Graduate students are not required to serve as teaching assistants, although opportunities to teach are available if a student so desires.

Please visit our resources and links page for more information on financial assistance.