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Biochemistry, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 66 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Biochemistry graduate program trains students to explore the biological mechanisms that control the functions of living organisms. Students in our program work at the interface between chemistry and biology to probe the interactions between biomolecules that direct cellular function. 
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Overview

This work is generating fundamental new knowledge about disease pathogenesis and is informing the development of new therapies. Graduates of the program are working as educators and researchers in academia, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and governmental agencies.

In addition to the same rigorous course work as the MS program, the PhD program involves more intensive research components. The average duration of study for the PhD degree is five years. 

The PhD program trains individuals to become independent researchers and educators in related research fields. Graduates find opportunities to lead scientific investigations in industrial and/or academic settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 66 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Protein and RNA structures and interactions
  • Drug design and discovery
  • Mechanistic enzymology
  • Virus-host interactions
  • Molecular machines in biology and disease
  • Cancer and molecular cell biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Graduate Admission Application
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. 
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Math Science GPA Calculation Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13232 USD per year and a duration of 66 months.
  • National

    13232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13232 USD per year and a duration of 66 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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