Ph.D. On Campus


Kansas State University

36 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemistry program is offered by Kansas State University.


The Biochemistry program from by Kansas State University requires at least three years of two semesters each of graduate study (equivalent to 90 semester hours) beyond the bachelor’s degree and a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 

Approximately 30 to 40 hours of course work are required for the Ph.D. in addition to research for a satisfactory dissertation. 

In addition to the required biochemistry courses, 10 credit hours of biology courses are required, and advanced chemistry or physics courses are encouraged. Two credits must be obtained in the Graduate Biochemistry Seminar (BIOCH 806). 

Admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. requires satisfactory performance in the two core biochemistry courses, and defense of a research proposal on a topic selected by the student in consultation with their supervisory committee. This defense serves as the preliminary examination for admission to candidacy for the Ph.D.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Biochemistry
  • General Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Research Training in Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biochemistry I Laboratory
  • NMR Laboratory
  • Protein Structure Laboratory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, appropriate and adequate course work, and an average of B or better in the junior and senior years or an excellent postgraduate record at another institution. Provisional admission may occur when there are limited deficiencies in undergraduate course work that can be removed by course work taken at Kansas State University or when there is uncertainty in evaluation of transcripts, as may occur in the case of international students. In the latter case, removal of the provisional status occurs upon the accumulation of 9 hours of course work with a B or better average.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 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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