Admissions information


The School of Medicine's Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (PMCB) 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 PMCB admissions, including application due dates for admission and recruitment visit dates, please visit the PMCB 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 PMCB does not accept students for a Master's degree.



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