PhD in Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology

Rice University

Houston, Texas, USA
PhD in Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology
Duration4 Years
LevelPhD Program
  • The program is designed to provide students the knowledge and tools that they will need to solve hard research questions and to apply their discoveries to the development of biotechnologies that transform agriculture, electronics, energy, the environment, information storage, medicine, and manufacturing
  • To provide students the tools that they will need to be world-class investigators, our core curriculum covers three synergistic topics:
    • Systems Biology
    • Physical Biology
    • Synthetic Biology
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees3684704 INR
Hostel & Meals792457 INR
Insurance188959 INR
Mandatory Fees45848 INR
Books and Supplies91550 INR
Personal Expenses197748 INR
Total1316562 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors3.0 GPA
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average, or the equivalent, in their undergraduate work
  • BA or BS degree in natural sciences, engineering, or related field (or some equivalent)
  • Strong ability and motivation for research as indicated by academic record
  • Prerequisites:
    • Molecular Biology (Introductory Biology class, and at least 1 upper-level biology class such as Cell Biology, Genetics, or Biophysics)
    • Biochemical Reaction Kinetics (Biochemistry, Bioreaction Engineering, or equivalent)
    • Physical Chemistry or Thermodynamics or Statistical Mechanics
    • Ordinary Differential Equations
    • Statistics
  • Applicants should have a post-graduate degree
ExamsTOEFL: 90


GRE: Accepted
  • GRE is not required for the 2020 admissions cycle

Additional info
  • Applicants with a degree from a university where English is the official language are exempt from submitting TOEFL/IELTS scores
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