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Biochemistry, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (QS) , AZ,
The Ph.D. program at UA prepares high-achieving students for senior research positions in industry or government laboratories, or a career in college-level or university-level teaching and research.

About

Biochemistry students accepted into the graduate program are admitted primarily to pursue a Ph.D. . A number of interdisciplinary research and training programs are also available under the Biochemistry Ph.D. program including, Biological Chemistry Program, Biological Physics Program, Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biological Physics Program, Applied Math, and the IGERT Program in Comparative Genomics and others.

The Doctor of Philosophy with a major in biochemistry is primarily a research degree. The number and selection of courses is tailored to the individual student's needs and interests according to the guidelines available from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A dissertation based upon original laboratory research is required. All students must pass a series of written examinations, a comprehensive examination and a final oral defense examination.

The Arizona Biological and Biomedical Science Program (ABBS) integrates recruiting and admissions for the following graduate PhD programs:  Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Cancer Biology GIDP, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Drug Discovery and Delivery, Genetics GIDP, Immunobiology, Medical Pharmacology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiological Science GIDP, and The School of Plant Sciences. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    67 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students must complete a minimum of 18 graded credits (typically six classes) in order to fulfill the coursework component of the Ph.D. These courses are chosen from a major coursework concentration in one Biochemistry in consultation with the research director, plus a minor within the department or in another department.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation. One of the letters must come from your research advisor. These letters should be submitted by your referees using the online system.
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended or are currently attending. Transcripts should be uploaded in your online application.
  • A brief Statement of Purpose, describing your past research experiences, goals, teaching experience and why you want to attend The University of Arizona.
  • GRE scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1729 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1729 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    812 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 812 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Students in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Ph.D. program are supported for the duration of their studies at UA through research or teaching assistantships, as well as full graduate tuition remission. In addition, a number of our students have received highly-competitive fellowships, including prestigious National Science Foundation predoctoral fellowships, which support them for the duration of their studies in the program. Moreover, students who are engaged in interdisciplinary research through one of the externally funded research programs qualify for training grant support.

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