Ph.D. On Campus


University of Houston

24 months
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The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at University of Houston offers a program of research and study leading to a PhD degree in Biochemistry.


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Biochemistry at University of Houston will be awarded after students have successfully completed the following requirements. 

Key Features 

  • Students may satisfy the degree requirements by completing at least 54 approved credit hours; satisfactorily completing the laboratory rotations and formal graduate level course requirements including seminars; completing 3-12 credit hours of dissertation courses; and completing and defending a dissertation acceptable to the dissertation committee. 
  • All students must be continuously enrolled full time until the degree requirements are complete.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

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

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to the College of Natural Science and Mathematics Admission Requirements, applicants should have a Baccalaureate Degree (B.S.) in Biology, Biochemistry, or an equivalent discipline. 
  • Evaluation of applicants involves a broad range of criteria including undergraduate preparation, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and relevant scientific experience. 
  • GRE scores are optional. 

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Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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