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Biochemistry Department



Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Admissions


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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 Admissions Committee reviews applications as soon as they are complete. Most graduate students begin their graduate program with the fall quarter; however, there are also openings for the winter and spring quarters. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application files as soon as possible to ensure full consideration for admission and for Departmental and University Fellowships.

 

 PhD Degree Entrance Requirements

The following courses offered at UCR (3 quarters per year), or their equivalents in content are considered to be prerequisites to enter the program:

  • Calculus; Math. 009A-009B-009C                                                          
  • General Physics; Physics 002A-002B-002C                                          
  • Organic Chemistry; Chem. 112A-112B-112C                                        
  • Physical Chemistry; Chem. 109 (or Chem. 110A)                                
  • Cell & Mol. Biology, Organismal Biology; Biol. 5A-5B                          
  • Two courses of upper division Biology
  • One course in Genetics
  • One year Biochemistry sequence at the upper-division level
  • Biochemistry lab techniques course
  •  Physical Biochemistry course at the upper-division level

If these courses are not taken prior to entrance to the program, they are considered as deficiencies and need to be completed during the first year of the program.

 

MS Degree Entrance Requirements

The following courses offered at UCR (3 quarters per year), or their equivalents in content are considered to be prerequisites to enter the program:

  • Calculus; Math. 009A-009B-009C                                                         
  • General Physics; Physics 002A-002B-002C                                          
  • Organic Chemistry; Chem. 112A-112B-112C                                        
  • Physical Chemistry; Chem. 109 (or Chem. 110A)                        
  • Cell & Mol. Biology, Organismal Biology; Biol. 5A-5B                          
  • Two courses of upper division Biology
  • One course in Genetics

The only exceptions to these prerequisites are: Math 009C can be substituted with STAT 100A, and Physical Chemistry can be taken during the first quarter of the program to fulfill the prerequisite. 

 

Admissions and Program Information:

Dawn Loyola, Student Affairs Officer

(951) 827-4116

dawn.loyola@ucr.edu

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Department of Biochemistry
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Email: Biochem@ucr.edu

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