Biochemistry Advising Questions Answered
Many questions may be answered in our Graduate Student Guidelines handout.
- What are the Biochemistry admission requirements?
Students entering the graduate program in Biochemistry should have a Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, chemistry or a related physical or biological science, including undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, calculus, physics and physical chemistry, as well as biochemistry or molecular biology.
- What are the Master of Science degree requirements?
Up to 6 of the 30 credits may be earned in laboratory rotations (BCH 670) and thesis research (BCH 695). On average, completion of the M.S. degree requires two to three years.
- What are the Doctoral degree requirements?
Requirements for the Ph.D. degree include a minimum of 30 credit hours in course work and thesis research, including the three graduate core courses and at least two advanced courses in Biochemsistry or Molecular Biology, and teaching experience. Formal course work may be completed within three semesters; on average, completion of the Ph.D. degree requires five years.
- Does the department offer financial support?
The department endeavors to meet the financial needs of students accepted into its doctoral program. Essentially all admitted students are offered the opportunity to apply for graduate teaching and research assistantships.
- When is the application deadline?
Please check the graduate school's pages.