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Biochemistry, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #179 (QS) , OH,
The aim of the PhD in biochemistry program is to prepare students for careers in biochemistry. The emphasis of the doctoral program is on research, culminating in the completion of an original independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member in the biochemistry program.

About

In addition to the research activities, graduate students participate in formal courses both within and outside the department, formal and informal seminars, discussions of current literature, and career development activities. Although students choose from the various tracks within the department, all are broadly trained in modern aspects of biochemistry and become familiar with techniques and literature in a variety of areas. Many collaborative projects with other departments also are available to broaden the spectrum of training offered. Most students begin with an integrated curriculum in cellular and molecular biology in addition to specialized courses in biochemistry. Students are admitted to the Biochemistry PhD program through the Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) or via the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).  The BSTP offers a common entry point to most of our biomedical PhD programs. The MSTP is available for students desiring the dual MD/PhD degrees and research careers in medicine and related biosciences. 

Prerequisites for admission into the Biochemistry PhD Program include one year each of chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, biology and physics. Applicants must also have a BA, BS or equivalent undergraduate degree. Students must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination and may submit scores from an advanced area test, usually in biology, biochemistry or chemistry. Some students with otherwise excellent qualifications, but lacking some of the prerequisites may be conditionally admitted allowed to make up the deficiencies. Please visit the Department’s web page for details about the application process.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: No deadline
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    57-89 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Biology I
  • Molecular Biology I 
  • Biochemical Research 
  • Research Rotation in Biomedical Sciences Training Program
  • Research Rotation in Medical Scientist Training Program 
  • Structural Biology
  • BIOC Elective 3
  • Biochemical Research

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have a BA, BS or equivalent undergraduate degree Students must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination and may submit scores from an advanced area test, usually in biology, biochemistry or chemistry
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Applicants will be expected to meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites for the proposed field of graduate study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    61420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 61420 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    61420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 61420 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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