Biochemistry Department

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Admissions

How to Apply to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program

The electronic application process is simple and convenient. Below you will find helpful links as well as the link to the electronic application.

To be admitted to graduate status, the basic requirement is a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, with a major appropriate to the proposed graduate program. All students are required to take the GRE (the Biochemistry Subject Test is not required). International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The priority deadline for admissions is December 1st


Admission Requirements         

The Graduate Admissions Committee considers a candidate's entire application file when making admissions decisions. We ask applicants for admission to our graduate program to submit the following information:

  • A completed application form
  • A statement of purpose
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
  • Graduate Record Examination General test scores
  • Three letters of reference
  • For non-US citizens whose native language is not English, we require the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The electronic application is available at: http://graduate.ucr.edu/grad_admissions.html

  • The minimum GPA requirement is a 3.25
  • The minimum GRE score is 300
  • The minimum TOEFL score for international applicants is 80

The Admissions Committee reviews applications as soon as they are complete.  Applicants are encouraged to complete their application files by the priority deadline to ensure full consideration for admission and for Departmental and University Fellowships.


Admissions and Program Information:

Dawn Loyola, Student Affairs Officer

(951) 827-4116


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
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Department Information

Department of Biochemistry
1463 Boyce Hall

Department Chair's Tel: (951) 827-3598
Fax: (951) 827-2364
Email: Biochem@ucr.edu

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