Ph.D. On Campus

Medicine - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PIBS)

University of Miami

24 months
2030 USD/credit 64960 USD/year
2030 USD/credit 64960 USD/year
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Our aim at the University of Miami is to produce graduates who are thoroughly versed in the field of Medicine - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PIBS) and who have a flexibility of approach that will allow them to take full advantage of new developments and techniques in other areas of research in whatever direction their career might lead them.



To provide Medicine - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PIBS) students at the University of Miami with: 

  • Training in discovery research and state-of-the art biomedical technologies by fostering unique and innovative research and collaborative interdisciplinary interactions among scientists of diverse backgrounds; 
  • An understanding of fundamental concepts in BMB and training to formulate and conduct original research;
  • An ability to communicate research within the broad field of BMB as well as the community
  • Training to become independent investigators.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an overall knowledge and understanding of the core concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology, including the essential skills to conduct research in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills, the capability to develop hypotheses, and the ability to evaluate their hypotheses, paying attention to responsible conduct of research as appropriate.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to write effective scientific reports and to present scientific results orally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journal Club
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Biostatistics for the Biosciences
  • Laboratory Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Professional Development: Skills for Success I
  • Professional Development: Skills for Success II
  • Research Journal Club
  • Biochemical Science Seminar

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • GRE General Test
  • English Proficiency Exam (non-native speakers)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume / CV
  • Excellent academic record
  • Research experience in a laboratory setting
  • Publications of abstract and / or papers
  • Co-authorship in a peer-reviewed journal is recommended
  • Strong letters of recommendation from research scientists who know the candidate well
  • Motivation to pursue state-of-the-art biomedical research
  • Applicants to biomedical programs should have a bachelor degree in a biological or related discipline (e.g., psychology, chemistry, engineering, physics)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    64960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    64960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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