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Biological Chemistry
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We will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2019. Applications are made electronically through a centralized system. The Deadline for the receipt of all applications materials is January 3, 2020. 
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How to Ap​ply

Requirements for Admission

January 3, 2020 is the deadline for the receipt of ALL application materials for acceptance into the program.  We will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2019.

  1. Application with Personal Statement (1 page)
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official Undergraduate Transcripts
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation
  5. A complete curriculum vitae.

A file will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.

In their personal statements prospective students should describe their motivation for pursuing training in the Biological Chemistry Graduate program and their prior research experience. 

A bachelor's degree from a qualified college or university is required.  Applicants are expected to have taken the following courses: biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, and calculus. Cell biology and biochemistry are recommended.

Transcripts of all college and university study (undergraduate and graduate) are required and must be uploaded to the application.  If you have attended more than one institution, transcripts from each institution must be received for your application to be considered complete.  International transcripts must be officially translated into English.  If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree, upload a copy of your current transcript, showing in-progress courses.  Official transcripts for in-progress courses can be uploaded to the online application in the Fall Transcript Upload section when they become available, after you submit.  Applicants should also upload a list of any current courses, and courses that will be taken before beginning graduate study that do not appear on their transcripts.  Do not mail documents to the Office of Graduate Student Affairs unless requested or admitted. 

Financial Aid

Each student is provided a stipend, health insurance, and tuition throughout their years in the program.

Criminal Background Check

All Johns Hopkins University graduate students will be subject to criminal background investigations. Generally, all offers of admission to School of Medicine degree programs will be conditioned on satisfactory criminal background investigations.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Stephen Gould, Ph.D.                                                               Daniel Raben, Ph.D.
Program Director                                                                       Admissions Director
(410) 955-3424   Email:                   (410) 955-1289  Email:
Ryuya Fukunaga, Ph.D.                                                           Tamara O'Connor, Ph.D.
Associate Program Director                                                 Associate Admissions Director
(410) 955-3790   Email:             (410) 955-7134  Email:

Inquiries Regarding Admissions:

Darlene Sutton
Program Coordinator
(410) 955-3086  Email: dsutton5@​


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