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University of Chicago

Graduate Program in Biophysical Sciences

Chicago, IL

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University of Chicago

Overview

University of Chicago / Graduate Program in Biophysical Sciences is located in Chicago, IL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Ethics class, 2 teaching assistantships

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

98
Applied
20
Accepted
6
Enrolled
20%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 4th December 4th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Research statement, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts for all previous degrees and institutions attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 104
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 4
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

33
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.09%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 15.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.03%
Unknown 6.06%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Physical probes of biological systems, ultrafast dynamics and nonequilibrium theory of biological systems, computational simulation of large-scale biodynamics, protein design and protein-lipid interactions, epigenetics and genomics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 929 East 57th Street
W101A
Chicago, IL  60637
United States
Contact Dr. Tobin Sosnick
Director
Email: biophysics@uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-218-5950