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University of Virginia

Interdisciplinary Program in Biophysics

Charlottesville, VA

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University of Virginia / Interdisciplinary Program in Biophysics is located in Charlottesville, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 3

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Required
Research proposal, oral defense



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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 or more letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 6.67%


Male (53%)
Female (46%)


Focus of faculty research: Structural biology and structural genomics, structural biology of membrane proteins and membrane biophysics, spectroscopy and thermodynamics of macromolecular interactions, high resolution imaging and cell biophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 800738
Charlottesville, VA  22908
United States
Contact Dr. Robert K. Nakamoto
Director of the Biophysics Program
Phone: 434-982-0279

University of Virginia