Admissions Information


The School of Medicine's Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (PBMS) administers the application process for prospective students who wish to join the department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Our core courses generally begin in the second year of graduate study.

To find out more about PBMS admissions, including application due dates for admission and recruitment visit dates, please visit the PBMS admissions web page.


We recommend that applicants who intend to join the Biochemistry department have the following undergraduate preparation:  

  • 1 year Biology
  • 1 year Chemistry
  • 1 or 2 terms Genetics
  • 1 year Organic Chemistry
  • 1 or 2 terms Physical Chemistry (Biological emphasis)
  • 1 year Physics (with Calculus preferred)
  • 1 year Calculus

Please note that PBMS does not accept students for a Master's degree.


All applicants interested in joining the department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology should apply via the PBMS admissions process. For further inquiries, you can also email PBMS.