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. The GRE can be waived. International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
The final priority deadline to be considered for financial support for Fall 2022 is December 1, 2021. Applications received after January 5th will be considered if space and funding are available.
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The following courses offered at UCR (3 quarters per year), or their equivalents in content are considered to be prerequisites to enter the program:
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.
The following courses offered at UCR (3 quarters per year), or their equivalents in content are required:
Students who do not hold a biochemistry degree may take the biochemistry and physical chemistry prerequisite courses during the first year of graduate study. All other prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the graduate program.
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:
The electronic application is available at: http://graduate.ucr.edu/grad_admissions.html
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.
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Graduate Program in Biochemistry
1140 Batchelor Hall
University of California
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521 USA