The Biochemistry and Biophysics graduate program in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics grants primarily PhD degrees, but also offers thesis and nonthesis master's degrees. We offer a broad range of research topics through the faculty within the department, those associated with the Linus Pauling Institute, and affiliate faculty from other departments throughout Oregon State University.

Research interests of the faculty in the graduate program include cancer biology, aging, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease), heart and spinal cord development and disease, mouse transgenics, atherosclerosis, protein and nucleic acid structure and function, DNA modification and epigenetics, cell signaling, oxidative stress, micronutrients, bioinformatics, and biosensors. 

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term

Recommended Fall Term Admission

Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 100
  • TOEFL Paper: 600
  • IELTS: 7.00

Computer-based: 250


Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for optimal consideration
December 15
Funding Deadline for optimal consideration
December 15

Available Concentrations ?

  • biochemistry
  • biophysics

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)