Biochemistry, PhD

The PhD program in biochemistry in the School of Molecular Sciences provides students with the training they need to solve biological problems at the molecular scale and to be successful independent scientists who can contribute to current challenging societal issues. Students earning a doctoral degree in biochemistry from the school are fully trained in all fundamental aspects of the discipline, but most also will choose to learn by joining transdisciplinary teams that work on larger, mission-based contemporary problems in areas such as:

  • biogeochemistry
  • energy and sustainability
  • fundamental chemical biology
  • materials and nanoscience
  • medicine and health
  • structure function and dynamics

Students should visit the prospective student page ( to learn more about this doctoral program and the graduate research page ( to learn more about the cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research being conducted in the school. The doctoral program in biochemistry prepares students for professional careers in industry, government and academia.

Degree Offered

Biochemistry, PhD
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of


Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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