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Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Researchers in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics use the full spectrum of contemporary biophysical, biochemical, molecular biological, and cellular techniques to study developmental biology; gene expression, regulation and signal transduction; macromolecular structure, function and Dynamics; and molecular neurobiology.

Students apply to one of the specific graduate programs listed below. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of modern biomedical research, many of our training faculty are affiliated with multiple programs and specializations. The distinguishing feature of each program is a distinct curriculum that is tailored to the overall programmatic aims. Substantial flexibility in the training experience is provided by allowing students to pursue their research rotations and doctoral research with any of our more than 250 training faculty regardless of the specific program affiliations of the faculty member or student.

  • Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies
  • Program in Biomedical Informatics
  • Program in Genetics and Development
  • Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Programs in Molecular Basis of Health and Disease

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Integrated Umbrella Program, no specialization upon applying
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Computational Biology & Bioinformatics / Systems Biology
  • Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Molecular Physiology & Cellular Biophysics
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Structural Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Translational Informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Translational Informatics
  • Animal Models of Nervous System Disorders
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neural Development
  • Neurobiology of Behavior and Cognition
  • Theoretical Neuroscience
  • Nutritional and Metabolic Biology
  • Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Basic knowledge of biology, mathematics, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and physics is required. The subject GRE in biochemistry, biology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics is optional.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    44860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22430 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    44860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22430 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 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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