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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics

Troy, NY

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics is located in Troy, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
11
Accepted
4
Enrolled
30%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

22
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.55%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 13.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 2
Male (14)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biochemistry; bioinformatics; biophysics; cancer biology; computational biology; molecular, cell, and developmental biology; neuroscience; protein folding; stem cells; structural biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,118,461

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180-3590
United States
Contact Dr. Cathy Royer
Graduate Program Director
Email: royerc@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-3796

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