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Biomolecular Sciences

Cheri Lamb, Biology, research, Biomolecular PhD Doctoral program, Carrie Quinney photo

This interdisciplinary program is the first of its kind in Idaho, and is designed to train scientists to work as part of an interdisciplinary team to address challenges of global importance.

Science Building
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1430

Program Coordinator:
Beth Gee
(208) 426-2844



This research intensive Ph.D. program offers students the opportunity to combine studies from traditional areas of science to solve important problems that transcend boundaries between the single disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science.

Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomolecular Sciences, Ph.D.

Application Deadlines

Fall Application (priority financial assistance): January 10
Late Application: May 7
Spring Application: August 15


Program supported graduate assistantships (GAs) are awarded on a competitive basis. Students receiving these awards typically serve as a teaching assistant for two years and as a research assistant for a third year. Faculty research mentors are expected to provide GA support for additional years. Assistantships include a $25,000 annual stipend, plus the cost of tuition and fees, and health insurance.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree in an appropriate scientific discipline from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4-point system.
  3. Official GRE scores.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
  5. A brief personal statement (no more than two pages) describing your academic and professional background, career goals and three-six faculty members you are most interested in working with.
  6. A scientific writing sample.
  7. A resume listing education training, any awards, publications, poster presentations, grants, etc.
  8. Provisional status may be granted to those otherwise promising applicants who have undergraduate coursework deficiencies.