Admissions


We extend our deepest sympathy to students and educators who are struggling in the aftermath of the natural disasters that have struck Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, the southern United States, and northern California in the Fall of 2017.  We understand that these circumstances may present challenges to meeting application requirements and deadlines.  We will make every effort to help students apply to our Program, despite difficult circumstances.

If you need assistance or accommodations throughout the application and admissions process, please reach out to us by emailing biochem@uiowa.edu or calling us at 1-877-846-8569.

We are committed to doing what we can to be of assistance throughout your application process as you and your family focus on recovering.


Thank you for your interest in the Biochemistry Program! For admission into our program, students must apply to the Biomedical Science Program (BSP). The BSP acts as a common portal by which students are admitted directly to one of eight subprograms, including Biochemistry, at the University of Iowa. Although students track directly into courses and research rotations during their first year based upon the subprogram selected on their admissions application, students have the opportunity to perform research rotations in other subprograms should they choose. Although rare, students have the option of changing subprograms, if their interests turn out to match better with a different subprogram. Students are fully supported during their graduate PhD training, which normally takes about 5 years.

Successful completion of our program culminates with a PhD, Biomedical Science (Biochemistry).

If you are interested in applying to the Biochemistry Program, please view detailed PhD Admissions information.

Applicants to the BSP's eight subprograms will have their application fee reimbursed by the CCOM Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies if they receive an interview invitation and complete the interview. In addition, applicants may be eligible for a Graduate Application Fee Waiver based upon program participation or financial hardship.

The strongest international applicants will have TOEFL scores of 100 or greater.