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Biophysics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #11 (BCR) Baltimore, MD, United States
In the 21st century, new fields of scientific inquiry are emerging at a breathtaking pace. In the biological sciences, emphasis will be increasingly on quantitation and prediction of living systems—precisely the focus of biophysics. Biophysics is a discipline that sits at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computation, and engineering.
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It is uniquely well suited for the study of biology in the post-genomic era. Besides its role in contributing fundamental understanding of the properties of molecules, cells, and complex biological systems, biophysics is also central to the development of novel medical technologies and to the bioengineering and biopharmaceutical industry.

Biophysics was first established as an independent discipline at Johns Hopkins. The Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics has a remarkable tradition of excellence in research and teaching and of developing leaders in the scientific community.

The PhD in Biophysics follow many different professional paths after leaving Hopkins. A very large number of biophysics majors are accepted each year to medical schools in the nation. The Biophysics programme also enter highly ranked graduate programs in biophysics, cell biology, public health, physiology, computational, quantitative and systems biology, biomedical engineering, and neuroscience. Many of our graduates are active in biomedical research, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical R&D. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Biomedical Research and Careers
  • Topics in Biophysics Research
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission 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

  • International

    53740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Baltimore

  • 1240 - 2100 USD/month
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