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To be considered for admission to the graduate program in Biochemistry & Biophysics, students must apply to the Biological & Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP). BBSP acts as a common portal by which students interested in any of 14 participating graduate programs, including Biochemistry & Biophysics, begin their graduate studies at UNC. BBSP students will have the freedom to choose coursework and rotations from any of the participating programs. At the end of the first year, students will select a thesis advisor and join the advisor’s department, where you will remain until you graduate with a PhD. Although your first year is in BBSP, you are still be able to track directly into the courses offered by our department or sample courses from other programs. We are excited about the flexibility this new program offers to students during their first year and for more information, we encourage you to visit the BBSP website.

Application Process

Admissions are done entirely through BBSP so please visit the application information of the BBSP website.

Students interested in the Program in Molecular & Cellular Biophysics must also apply directly to that program. You may find the application here.

Financial Aid

BBSP awards an annual stipend to each student. Tuition, fees and health insurance are also provided. The stipend is uniform throughout the biomedical sciences at UNC and is reviewed annually in comparison with competitive institutions and the cost of living in Chapel Hill. Please visit the BBSP website to find out more about financial support offered for our students.