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Biochemistry

The doctoral program in biochemistry at the CUNY Graduate Center offers students a wide range of research opportunities and the mentorship of renowned faculty.
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The doctoral program in biochemistry at the CUNY Graduate Center offers students a wide range of research opportunities and the mentorship of renowned faculty.

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Degree Offered

Ph.D. in Biochemistry

Full-time

Admissions Deadlines

January 1 for fall enrollment
(No spring enrollment)

Students in the Ph.D. in Biochemistry benefit from a graduate program that is dedicated to their needs and that encompasses the remarkable faculty and facilities of the senior colleges of CUNY, the nation’s largest urban public university.

The science of biochemistry draws from fundamental chemical theory and research techniques to explore problems in biology. Graduate Center students participate in research early in their graduate careers and participate in a dynamic seminar and colloquium program.

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The Best of CUNY

The Ph.D. in Biochemistry draws exceptional faculty from CUNY’s senior colleges and provides access to labs and teaching opportunities on these 8 campuses located in all boroughs of New York City.

Exceptional Faculty
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At the Center of Research in NYC

CUNY is an integral member of the New York metropolitan area research environment, one of the most dynamic and diverse research clusters in the world. Our faculty collaborate with scientists and conduct research at leading institutions across the city, including CUNY’s own Advanced Science Research Center. Our students also have the opportunity to take elective courses at other NYC area graduate institutions such as Columbia and Princeton through the Interuniversity Doctoral Consortium.

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Fund Your Education

The Biochemistry program works actively to match students with appropriate sources of financial support. Incoming Ph.D. students receive CUNY Science Scholarships with guaranteed stipend and tuition waiver for five-years, and all students can pursue additional fellowships, grants, and awards to help defray the costs associated with their research or other academic activities, including the Doctoral Student Research Grant and funding opportunities for students from underrepresented groups.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

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