The OSU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks promising students
for graduate training. The graduate program is research-intensive, providing both
broad biochemical knowledge and deep training in specific research disciplines.
In addition to competitive stipends, our graduate students enjoy access to individualized
faculty-student mentoring, cutting edge research facilities and a stimulating multicultural
environment. Our program is designed to prepare young scientists for leadership positions
in industry, government, education, public communication, or as independent researchers.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology doctoral candidates take a minimum of 30 credit
hours of advanced graduate coursework and hands-on workshops, and a maximum of 60
credit hours of independent research for a total of 90 credit hours. The course requirements
are determined with the assistance and approval of the student’s advisory committee,
and can be tailored to the student’s career goals.
Research and Faculty
Students can pursue research with faculty working in diverse areas:
To apply for the biochemistry and molecular biology graduate degree program submit
an application for admission to theOSU Graduate College including:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
School Code: 6546, Department Code: 0202
TOEFL scores (if applicable): 79 internet based test (iBT) or 6.5 on the IELTS
Curriculum vitae or résumé
Personal statement of explaining why you are interested in the graduate program
Three letters of reference (must be submitted electronically)
Cost and Assistance
All students accepted into the department’s PhD program are supported by competitive
graduate research or teaching assistantships. Assistantships come with a full wavier
of tuition, and a generous University supplement for health insurance. In addition
to graduate assistantships, our graduate students can compete for departmental, college
and University scholarships and awards.