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Biochemistry, Doctor of Philosophy

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 8

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Research experience required
  • GRE recommended but not required
  • Applications will be reviewed if arrive past deadline; but admittance will depend upon remaining positions.

Minimum Language Requirements

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Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Biochemistry Program

  • Completed graduate school application form: Submit through the Graduate School online application
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to your online application. You will be asked to provide official documents if accepted by the program.
  • Letters of Recommendation (3): Provide information for three recommenders in your online application. Letter(s) of recommendation from research advisor(s) are encouraged. Recommenders will be sent a secure link to the recommendation system via email.
  • 500-750 word personal statement about your experiences and goals (no more than one single-spaced page; upload to your online application).
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining educational background; teaching, research and professional experiences; and if applicable awards and honors, conference presentations, publications (no more than two pages; upload to your online application).
  • Official GRE scores recommended but not required. Send to MU by using the institutional code 6875 and departmental code 0202.
  • For more information, go to the MU Biochemistry Graduate Studies website for How to Apply.