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Biomedical Sciences - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Miami

60 months
2030 USD/credit 73080 USD/year
2030 USD/credit 73080 USD/year
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The Biomedical Sciences - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology programme at the University of Miami is committed to maintaining our discipline as a central science and strives for excellence by sustaining the current areas of strength, fostering interdisciplinary and clinical translational research, and expanding the research portfolio to evolving areas of inquiry and discovery.


Key facts about the Biomedical Sciences - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology programme at the University of Miami:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) are sciences at the epicenter of modern biomedical research. Understanding basic biochemical pathways is key to gaining new knowledge for the prevention and combating of disease, allowing for the expansion of current boundaries in medicine and science. In addition to medical applications, molecular biology is indispensable for the development of tools implemented for environmental and bionanotechnology problems.
  • Our expertise in RNA biology, understanding DNA stability and repair, the biophysical nature of biomolecules, and gaining insight into cellular signaling pathways has been recently expanded by the arrival of researchers specialized in the design of natural and semi-synthetic biomolecules, as well as molecular-based devices that can be employed in translational medicine and other bionanotechnology applications.

Programme Structure

Key Areas of Research

  • Bionanotechnology & Molecular Diagnostics
  • Cellular Stress Responses
  • Drug Delivery
  • Environmental Health & Toxicology
  • Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • Molecular Biology of RNA, DNA & Epigenetic Modifiers
  • Molecular Neuroscience of the Brain
  • Microbiome
  • Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to biomedical programs should have a bachelor degree in a biological or related discipline (e.g., psychology, chemistry, engineering, physics)
  • Excellent academic record
  • Competitive GRE exam scores
  • 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
  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • English Proficiency Exam (non-native speakers)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume / CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    73080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    73080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 60 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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