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To be considered for graduate admission to the University of Texas at Austin, candidates must meet both the minimum requirements set the Graduate School, and the requirements of the Biochemistry Graduate Program

The Biochemistry Graduate Program expects applicants to have a degree in biochemistry, chemistry or a similar area and have successfully completed courses in biochemistry and molecular biology (or equivalent) and have at least one year each of calculus, organic chemistry and physics. Additional specialty courses and research experience in biochemistry are highly encouraged. Students with any deficiencies in these areas should remedy them before applying to the program.

Please see the How to Apply section for a list of required application materials.

Recommended Requirements

The University of Texas Graduate School recommends a minimum grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed. The average upper-division GPA for students accepted into the Biochemistry Graduate Program is 3.52 and the average GRE score is 321. Competitive applicants will also have lab experience and strong letters of recommendation.

International applicants are required to have a minimum score of 80 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) by the University of Texas at Austin.  The IELTS equivalent test score is 6.5-7.0. The average TOEFL score for current Biochemistry graduate students is 104.  If you hold bachelor's degrees from a U.S. institution or from an institution in another English-only speaking country, you will receive a waiver of the TOEFL.

Additional Information

The Biochemistry Graduate Program only accepts students seeking a PhD. Admission is only offered in the fall semester of each ademic year.

If you have any questions about program requirement or your qualifications, please feel free to contact our Graduate Program Administrator.