MS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology atRice University , HoustonWiess School of Natural Sciences


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The Biochemistry & Cell Biology graduate program faculty members are committed to training and mentoring graduate students to reach their full potential as scientists
  • The program builds a strong foundation in modern biochemistry and cell biology while developing critical thought and independence to ensure competitive preparation for a future research career
  • Students are required to have training in biochemistry and cell biology; training in genetics and physical chemistry or biophysics is also beneficial
  • The MS degree is not offered as a standalone degree and is a part of the Ph.D. program. Admitted students will also need to complete a Ph.D. degree. This degree is fully sponsored by the university. The stipend will also be given


  • University Rankings
    • #101-150

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #94

      - QS 2022

    • #136

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #17

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #167

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 42,27,563
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 12,01,612
InsuranceINR 2,15,154
FeesINR 66,982
TotalINR 14,83,748

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 81.19


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 31ˢᵗ August 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • Applicants must have completed a bachelors degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • BA or BS degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or some equivalent
  • High levels of intellectual strength and motivation, as indicated by academic record


Marks - 90/120


Marks - 7/9


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • There is no set minimum score for the GRE. The admissions committee examines GRE scores on a case-by-case basis

Other eligibility criteria
Applicants with a degree from a university where English is the official language are exempt from submitting TOEFL/IELTS scores GRE scores are optional for applicants to the BCB program planning to matriculate in 2021
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Recommendations should be requested from four persons (preferably professors in the applicant's major field) who know the personal and scholastic qualities of the applicant. Applications will not be reviewed until at least three recommendations are received (only required for MS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and MS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
  • Four letters of recommendation are required (For Ph.D. in Applied physics)

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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