Department of Biochemistry School of Medicine Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Biochemistry School of Medicine Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
51%
49%
student ratio
47
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 15
fall application deadline
41%
acceptance rate
5 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
    • Biochemistry Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Molecular Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 11
    • Doctoral Degrees 7
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and comprehensive oral and written exams
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

41% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 34
    • Accepted 14
    • Acceptance Rate 41
    • Enrolled 7
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 15th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, MCAT or DAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, MCAT or DAT
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students47
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students47
    • Part-time Percentage11%
    • Full-time Percentage89%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American10%
    • White / Caucasian64%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian18%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown2%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty28
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage11%
    • Male Percentage89%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMolecular biology, peptide/protein chemistry, neurochemistry, enzyme mechanisms, macromolecular structure determination
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,500,000

Location & Contact

Department of Biochemistry

School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University

901 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284-9005
United States

Dr. Sarah Spiegel

Chair

Phone: 804-828-6971
Fax: 804-828-1473
Email: sspiegel@vcu.edu

Dr. Tomasz Kordula

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 804-828-0771
Fax: 804-828-1473
Email: tkordula@vcu.edu


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