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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) , MA,
The Ph.D program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB) at Clark University is offered jointly by the Biology and Chemistry Departments.

About

The PhD program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB) at Clark University is offered jointly by the Biology and Chemistry Departments. The BCMB Program offers research opportunities in a wide variety of areas, including: molecular modeling, protein chemistry, photosynthesis and metabolism, cell division, enzymology, signal transduction, molecular evolution, gene expression, and heavy metal metabolism.

Course Requirements

The Graduate School requires a minimum of 16 semester courses in residence for the Ph.D. Courses must be completed with a grade of B or better to earn graduate credit. The time necessary for completion of the degrees will depend on the student's research and is usually in excess of this minimum. Part-time graduate work is discouraged as it is impractical for a research degree. Stipends are not available for part-time students.

Accreditation

Clark University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Chemistry and Biology of Medicine
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Biomolecular NMR
  • Principles of Molecular Modeling
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Computers in Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

Application Requirements

  • Application fee (nonrefundable): $75
  • Personal statement 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • All academic transcripts
  • TOEFL  or IELTS scores are required for all international applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    46850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46850 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National Applies to you

    46850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46850 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    46850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46850 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Clark rewards strong applicants with generous merit-based scholarships, equal to 25% to 100% of tuition, and assistantships, where students work with faculty or professional staff on special projects while earning a stipend that helps fund their education.

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