The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Most graduate students are admitted for study toward the Ph.D.
The Ph.D. program requires coursework in biochemistry and biophysics, passing written and oral examinations, participating in the departmental seminar program, and research leading to a doctoral thesis. Although most students in the department receive financial support in the form of research assistantships, all students are expected to participate to a limited degree in the teaching program of the department, regardless of the source of support. In general, financial support is provided for Ph.D. candidates only.