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Brandeis University offers PhD and Master's programs in Biochemistry and Biophysics. Application instructions can be found below. 

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How to Apply

Application Deadlines

PhD: December 1
MS: May 1

Application Requirements

  • An online application

  • An application fee

  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended must be uploaded to your application; do not send official transcripts to our office. Official transcripts sent prior to an offer of admission will be destroyed. For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Letters of recommendation, submitted online. PhD: 3 required; Master's: 2 required (3 recommended).

  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé, which should include your educational history, employment experience, and other relevant information.

  • A statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the academic program and your objectives in undertaking this program. Also, please outline your research interests and how they would complement those of our faculty.

  • Program Questions: PhD applicants, please be prepared to upload a document that details your previous research experience and/or other experience you feel prepares you for graduate school. For each relevant experience, please write a short paragraph that includes the name of the company/university, name of PI/professor/supervisor, location, dates started and ended, and topic(s) studied.

  • The Biochemistry and Biophysics program will no longer require or take into consideration Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores as part of its admissions process. Please do not send your scores to Brandeis. Those that are sent will not be included in the application materials for review.

  • International applicants should visit our International Students page to determine if official results from an English language proficiency exam are also required.

For a more comprehensive description of application requirements, please visit Frequently Asked Questions.