The PhD in Biochemistry is awarded by the Graduate College.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester—January 1
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—not offered

Application Procedures

Preliminary Application

Applicants to the Department of Biochemistry PhD Program are required to submit the FREE Preliminary Application.

The preliminary application saves you time and money while streamlining the admissions process for 11 biomedical PhD training program, including the Department of Biochemistry. You will receive a username and password that will allow you to return to work on your preliminary application over several sessions. Your information is transmitted through a secure server and is kept confidential until you submit your application. There is no application fee.

A Preliminary Application will be evaluated when the following items have been received:

  1. Free Preliminary Application
  2. Uploads of unofficial transcripts to the Preliminary Application;
  3. 3 Letter of recommendation via the Preliminary Application;
  4. Self-reported GRE test scores on the Preliminary Application; and
  5. Self-reported TOEFL test score results on the Preliminary Application (Foreign applicants only).

Once your application is submitted the Department of Biochemistry will review your information.


Once your departmental Preliminary Application is submitted, the Department of Biochemistry will review your information.

Contact Information

Department of Biochemistry
The University of Iowa
4-403 Bowen Science Building
Iowa City, IA 52242

Preliminary Application System
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Phone: 319-335-8306

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396