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Biochemistry, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) , TX,
The graduate program in Biology has three degree tracks: a Certificate in Biomedical Sciences track, a Cell and Molecular Biology degree track, and an Ecology and Evolution degree track. 

About

The Department of Biology & Biochemistry provides an environment where creative and industrious students can do their best possible work. 

Faculty and graduate student research focuses on biochemical processes at the subcellular and macro-molecular levels and encompasses a variety of fields and methodologies. Areas of study include macromolecular structure and function as elucidated by nuclear magnetic resonance; X-ray crystallographic and spectroscopic techniques; enzyme reaction mechanisms; genomics; computational methods in molecular biology; computational biochemistry/biophysics; computer-aided drug design; signal transduction; neurochemistry; ion channel structure and function; the role of RNA in molecular evolution; the structure and function of virulence factors; and biotechnology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Enzyme Catalysis and Kinetics 
  • Membranes/Signal Transduction 
  • Advanced Nucleic Acids
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Graduate Biochemistry Lab Rotation
  • Grad Biochem Lab Rotation 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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

Admission requirements:
  • Official transcripts 
  • Resume or CV 
  • Statement of Goals
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

  • International

    849 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 849 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    334 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 334 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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