Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program

Graduate Studies in Biochemistry

Biochemistry has been a core component of Purdue University and the College of Agriculture since 1934. Our graduate students experience a rigorous and creative research environment in which they can explore opportunities beyond their primary research area through multi-disciplinary work, teaching, and leadership.

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For information regarding the Graduate Program:

Traci Edmonds
Senior Graduate Program Administrator

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Graduate Certificate (current Purdue undergraduates only)

  • Application deadline November 15
  • Admitting students for fall semester (August)
  • GPA 3.0 or equivalent required
  • TOEFL score in line with Graduate School requirements
  • Three letters of recommendation – one letter from research advisor
  • Application form (Graduate School website)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement
  • All admitted first-year students complete three lab rotations prior to final lab placement
  • 2024-2025 stipend for Ph.D. program $33,000

  • Bioenergy
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Genetics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Plant Metabolism
  • Proteomics / Mass Spectrometry
  • RNA Biology
  • Structural and Chemical Biology

For information regarding the Graduate Program:

Joe Ogas
Head and Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Traci Edmonds
Senior Graduate Program Administrator

For information regarding applications or admissions:

Jenny Wilson
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: 765-496-7232

Vikki Weake, Ph.D.
Associate Professor – Graduate Admissions Chair

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