About our Graduate Program
A doctoral degree tells the world that you stand at the edge of human understanding. It means that you have mastered a system of critical thinking and creative problem-solving that can be applied to virtually any challenge. Our mission is to help you become that person.
The Biochemistry and Biophysics graduate training program, will challenge you to expand your understanding of the world and yourself. You will grow, learn, and experience the thrill of solving new problems while developing the knowledge, skills, and relationships you need to launch a successful professional career.
Prospective Graduate Students
Our graduate training program aims to develop the next generation of independent and successful scientists who can tackle any problem at any scale—the kind of scientists who change the world. We accomplish this goal with a rigorous and cutting-edge graduate curriculum, close advising support, state-of-the-art facilities, and research and training opportunities with a dedicated faculty of over thirty accomplished scientists spanning various research subjects. We measure our success by our former students, a diverse network of former students who thrive in multi-disciplinary careers. Join our dynamic community of scientists and scholars and help us solve some of the more challenging problems in the biomedical sciences.
Applicants are evaluated based on their research experience, letters of recommendation, academic record, and statement of purpose. Students are expected to have undergraduate training in biological, chemical, mathematical, and physical sciences.
The priority deadline for Fall 2024 applicants is December 1, 2023. Applicants who submit their complete application by the priority deadline will be given preference in consideration for interview and University-sponsored fellowships.
Applications received after the priority date will be considered on a rolling basis until January 1, 2024. Applications completed or received after this date will not be reviewed.
Prerequisites and Academic Background
Applications are accepted from both domestic and international students. Domestic applicants are those applicants who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and Canadian citizens. International applicants are those applicants who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or Canadian citizens. Additional information for international students can be found through the TAMU Office of Admissions.
Current Graduate Students
The Advisory Committee, comprising 4 BCBP faculty members, guides pre-candidacy students in rotation selections, elective coursework, journal club choices, and thesis committee formation. This committee ensures a well-rounded scientific and career advice experience. The Thesis Committees, also consisting of 4 faculty members, contribute diverse scientific expertise, fostering a professional relationship between students and their research advisors.
Our Graduate Student Community
Established in 1992, the Biochemistry Graduate Association is a community of graduate students dedicated to supporting the welfare and educational experience of BCBP graduate students on their journey to scientific independence.
Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
The Ph.D. degree program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics provides a rigorous training ground for individuals aspiring to become university professors, where they can teach and conduct cutting-edge research.
Additionally, this program also opens up avenues for exciting career opportunities in the private sector, such as in biotechnology companies or pharmaceutical firms, where graduates can contribute to the development of innovative products and solutions.
This comprehensive program offers a versatile skill set, enabling graduates to excel in a diverse range of professional settings.
Why Choose BCBP?
Graduate Student Research
BCBP is home to a highly collaborative and diverse research community. Be a part of the research enterprise at one of the largest universities in the world!
The program’s structure and flexibility allows students to tailor their education to their interests and career goals.
Where Can I go from Here?
Graduates with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics are highly sought after by various government agencies, including research institutions and regulatory bodies, where they play crucial roles in advancing scientific understanding and policy-making in areas related to biochemistry and biophysics.
Whether as a professor, pharmaceutical investigator, entrepreneur, science policy advisor, or technical editor, our graduates have gone on to do it all.
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