60 months
11442 USD/year
11442 USD/year
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Comparative Biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley offers unique opportunities for students to obtain the Ph.D. degree in a broad range of disciplines that use biochemical and molecular approaches to problems in the biological sciences. 


At Comparative Biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley opportunities for research exist with faculty from diverse departments and research units on the Berkeley campus including Molecular and Cell Biology, Nutritional Sciences, Plant and Microbial Biology.

Students at Comparative Biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley will gain knowledge in:

  • Chemistry, 
  • Public Health, 
  • Environmental Science and Policy Management,

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Biochemistry 
  • Molecular Biology
  • Enzymes/Metabolism/ Cell Biology Plant Microbial Bio
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Other lecture courses 
  • Comparative Biochemistry Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE
  • undergraduate transcripts, and if applicable, graduate transcripts (you must have had at least a 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA to apply for graduate studies at Cal);
  • three letters of recommendation
  • and proof of proficiency in English for international applicants.
  • and your Statement of Purpose must be on your online application (do not send it separately).
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Application Fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5721 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5721 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for Berkeley

1750 - 2820 USD /month
Living costs

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