The Program in Molecular Biophysics application deadline is Sunday, December 1, 2019.

We encourage applications from students who have majored in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics, although more diverse backgrounds in related disciplines are welcomed as well.

Promising applicants will be invited to a visiting weekend in January to meet with faculty on both campuses, talk with students, and have a look around Baltimore.

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How to Apply

  1. Use the Johns Hopkins University online application.
  2. Select Biophysics under the School of Arts and Sciences.
  3. Upload an official transcript and provide email addresses for three letters of recommendation.

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found on the Graduate Admissions website.

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  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

The GRE is not required.


  • Application deadline: Dec., 1, 2019
  • Visiting weekend invitations sent: Dec. 12, 2019
  • Visiting weekend: Jan. 9-11, 2020
  • Offers of admission made: Jan. 14, 2020

Non-U.S. Citizen and Non-U.S. Permanent Resident Applicants

A training grant from the National Institutes of Health provides the first two years of tuition and stipend support for graduate students in the Program in Molecular Biophysics. However, this support is limited to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

Non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents interested in graduate studies in Molecular Biophysics should consider applying to the T.C. Jenkins Biophysics Department.

Financial Aid

All PMB students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents receive full financial support including tuition, health insurance, fees, and a 12-month stipend. The stipend amount for the 2019-2020 year was $33,552.

Assuming satisfactory progress toward the PhD, students may expect continued support of tuition, health insurance, and stipend through at least six years of graduate study.

Funding is provided by an NIH training grant that is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students must have funding from their own governments or a formal agency.

Students are encouraged to apply for external sources of funding such as National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships, NIH Predoctoral Fellowhips to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, and the Association for Women in Science Predoctoral Awards. Students accepted in the Program in Molecular Biophysics have an excellent record of success in pursuing these opportunities.