Ph.D. On Campus

Biological Chemistry

Johns Hopkins University

24 months
56500 USD/year
56500 USD/year
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The graduate program in Biological Chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers training in cutting-edge biomedical research for outstanding students. The BC faculty offers a wide variety of research topics, that range from detailed studies of the structure and function of single molecules to complex biological processes studied in vivo. 


Faculty research at Johns Hopkins University interests include the molecular mechanisms underlying the sensation of light, heat and pain, the cellular and molecular basis of embryonic development, wound healing, cell differentiation, motility, and adhesion, Biological Chemistry replication, RNA processing, protein structure and folding, the structure and function of carbohydrate modifications, water channels, ion channels, and diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

The programme

The curriculum begins with course-work , which includes both formal lecture modules as well as a literature-based discussion course involving the entire BC faculty. Crucial components of the first year are the 2-3 laboratory rotations that introduce the new student to research techniques and approaches in laboratories of his/her choice. 

At the conclusion of these rotations the student will commit to a particular laboratory and pursue a Ph.D. thesis research project. An oral qualifying examination will be administered after completion of the first-year course curriculum. The objective of this Ph.D. program is to prepare young scientists for independent careers in biomedical research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macromolecular Structure and Analysis
  • Biochemical and Biophysical Principles
  • Molecular Biology and Genomics
  • Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    56500 USD/year
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    56500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56500 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
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