Brigham Young University

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences



500 Campus Drive

Provo, UT 84602

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Biochemistry, Ph.D. - Biochemistry

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Cutting-Edge Research: At Brigham Young University we have approximately 36 faculty members with research programs in all five of the traditional chemical disciplines (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry). These research programs range from such diverse areas as medicinal/bioorganic chemistry, cancer research, materials, microseparations, molecular recognition, nano-technology to name just a few. These programs focus on finding solutions to significant, contemporary problems in each of the respective areas. Students who engage in these research activities benefit from close interaction with expert faculty, each of whom holds advanced degrees from prestigious universities. State-of-the-Art Facilities and Instrumentation: We are housed in a state-of-the-art facility with over $10 million in major research instrumentation. Competitive Stipend and Low Cost of Living: The current annual stipend, which is guaranteed to 100% of our active graduate students, is $21,250. In addition, all program tuition is paid by the department, and students requiring health insurance are awarded scholarships for BYU student health insurance with dependent coverage. Outstanding entering and continuing students are also eligible for financial awards as well as valuable experience through summer research assistantships. It is worth mentioning, also, that the Provo/Orem area enjoys a very favorable cost of living and quality of life. Excellent Springboard for Industrial or Academic Careers: Our M.S. and Ph.D. programs are excellent springboards for industrial or academic careers. We have hundreds of alumni working in various positions in chemical industry, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, government laboratories, and in college and universities. Exhilarating and Amiable Learning Environment: BYU is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and students agree to uphold high standards of ethical and moral behavior consistent with the teachings of the sponsoring institution. Students come to BYU from all 50 states and 114 foreign countries with a range of religious and cultural backgrounds. BYU and Provo (Utah) are considered very safe communities, and the students and residents are welcoming to all who embrace the wholesome environment. Unsurpassed Scenic Beauty and Recreational Opportunities: Provo has been ranked frequently as one of the most livable places in the US. The Wasatch mountains provide nearby skiing from November to May, in addition to hiking, fishing, and other outdoor recreation year round. Spectacular national parks are within a few hours drive, and the city is a delightful mix of high-tech businesses and traditional family neighborhoods.


BYU is accredited as an institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL score of 85 or above; or IELTS of 7 or above.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 54 for PhD; 30 for M

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): all program tuition paid by dept USD

In State Tuition (per year): 6400 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 12800 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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