University of Michigan

Rackham School of Graduate Studies

Chemical Biology


University of Michigan

426 Thompson St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Chemical Biology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This program offers didactic and research training leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Biology. Chemical Biology faculty are a diverse group of scholars, many of whom are the leading investigators in their field. The size and diversity of the faculty afford students a nearly unparalleled opportunity to undertake cutting-edge thesis research in the area of their choosing. Particular areas of expertise represented by the Program Faculty include metallo-biochemistry; biological catalysis; biomolecular structure, function, and recognition; chemical genetics and bioorganic chemistry. A unique feature of this program is the offering of high-level, in-depth training in core areas of chemistry and biology, followed by specialized coursework based on the student’s interests. Importantly, the Chemical Biology Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program at Michigan coalesces faculty in chemical biology from a number of departments into a single training faculty. This ‘virtual department’ provides students with over 40 different faculty choices for dissertation research. Completion of the program will equip students with the wide-ranging knowledge and skills necessary to successfully compete for top positions in academic research, teaching, industry or administration.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

Applicants are required to provide an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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