Ph. D. On Campus

Molecular Biology

Princeton University

60 months
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The graduate program in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University  fosters the intellectual development of modern biologists. We welcome students from a variety of educational backgrounds and offer an educational program that goes well beyond traditional biology. 


The Molecular Biology department at Princeton University is a tightly knit, cohesive group of scientists that includes undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty with diverse but overlapping interests. Graduate students have a wide choice of advisers, with a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary interests and research objectives.

Key Features 

  • The graduate program offers all entering students the opportunity, with the help of faculty advisers, to design the intellectual program that best meets their unique scientific interests. 
  • Each student chooses a series of research rotations with faculty members in molecular biology and associated departments (chemistry, computer science, ecology and evolutionary biology, chemical and biological engineering, physics and neuroscience). 
  • Entering students, with the aid of the graduate committee, select core and elective courses from a large number of offerings in a variety of departments and disciplines. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Principles of Macromolecular Structure: Protein Folding, Structure and Design
  • Analysis & Visualization of Large-Scale Genomic Data Sets 
  • Computational Methods in Cryo-Electron Microscopy 
  • Cellular Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology and Development
  • Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts
  • Fall Semester Grades
  • Required Tests
  • English Language Tests

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Living costs for Princeton

2022 - 4977 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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