The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers two graduate PhD programs: the Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology Graduate Program and the Chemistry Graduate Program. Students may apply to either program, but not both at the same time. Students can also choose to focus on one of the many interdisciplinary research areas. To find out more, please see below.
Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB)
The Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) Graduate Program at UCLA offers a long-standing tradition of excellence in research and PhD student training. Our faculty’s cutting-edge research programs span the broad areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, covering both traditional and modern disciplines. Our program is well suited for students interested in biological systems and molecules, particularly those who seek a detailed, mechanistic understanding of biological and biochemical phenomena.
Students interested in pursuing a PhD program in Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials and Nanoscience, or Physical Chemistry, should apply to the Chemistry Graduate Program. UCLA Chemistry has a long history of successful and innovative chemistry research. Our basic research impacts and has far reaching consequences in the fields of medicine, energy, energy storage, electronics, and computer industry.
For more information on either the Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) Graduate Program or Chemistry graduate program, please e-mail ChemGrad@chem.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-3150.
Please email the Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Office here: firstname.lastname@example.org
The programs detailed on this page are our PhD programs. Students admitted into this program are expected to complete their PhD, and they are not terminal Master’s programs.
If you would like to obtain a Master’s degree in Chemistry, you may be interested in our department’s MACS program: the Master’s in Applied Chemical Sciences
Request that all official GRE scores be sent to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
- GRE Codes
- GRE UCLA code: R4837
- Chemistry department: 0301
- Biochemistry department: 0202
Domestic students who received their degree from a university outside the United States or in a country where English is not the primary spoken language nor the medium of instruction must take the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Visit this website for more information: https://grad.ucla.edu/admissions/english-requirements/
Minimum TOEFL & IEFLS requirements:
- TOEFL: Your overall TOEFL score must be an 87 or higher. The department requires a minimum speaking score of 24.
- IELTS: Your overall IELTS band score must be 7.0 or higher. The department requires a minimum speaking score of 7.0.
- TOEFL codes
- Institution code: 4837
- Chemistry: 62
- Biochemistry BMSB: 34
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate Office
University of California, Los Angeles
4009 Young Hall, BOX 95159
607 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569