Ph.D. On Campus

Molecular and Cellular Biophysics

University of Denver

36 months
1426 USD/credit 42780 USD/year
1426 USD/credit 42780 USD/year
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The Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Ph.D. program at the University of Denver offers both a core foundation in biophysical theory and practice. Students with quantitative undergraduate backgrounds  who desire to apply these skills to various biological problems, particularly those of biomedical importance, will be prepared to conduct research at this exciting interface. 


Molecular and Cellular Biophysics PhD (MCB) University of Denver

  • The MCB PhD program is centered on research activities that coincide with faculty experience and expertise. Areas of research in the MCB program include cellular physiology, developmental dynamics, protein folding and aggregation, protein network analysis, signal transduction cascades, synthetic biology, systems biology and the development of novel imaging techniques. Projects at the interface of traditional disciplines of physics, biology and chemistry as well as methods of mathematical analysis and computer modeling are particularly encouraged.
  • The MCB PhD program offers both a core foundation in biophysical theory and practice yet provides flexibility and individualized attention such that students with diverse scientific backgrounds will have the opportunity to be trained in molecular and cellular biophysics. During their first year in the program, students conduct lab rotations, take a year-long course sequence that covers foundations of molecular and cellular biophysics and take additional graduate courses to supplement their undergraduate training. At the end of their first year, students will join the lab in which they will conduct their thesis research.
  • Students with strong quantitative undergraduate backgrounds (e.g., undergraduate degrees in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science/engineering) who desire to apply these skills to various biological problems, as well as students with a background in cell or molecular biology with a solid foundation in mathematics and physics are particularly encouraged to apply. Financial aid is usually offered in the form of Graduate Teaching or Graduate Research Assistantships, which cover tuition costs and provide a stipend for living expenses.

Programme Structure

  • Foundations in Biophysics
  • Current Topics in Biophysics
  • Directed Study
  • Lab Rotation
  • Independent Research
  • Independent Study
  • Cellular Biophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must earn and submit proof of earning the equivalent of a baccalaureate degreeand, if applicable, a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution prior tobeginning graduate coursework at DU.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1426 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    42780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1426 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • Over 18  $17,112 + $1,426 Per Hour over 18

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 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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