School of Medicine


Admission to the Graduate Program

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology normally admits students during the fall semester, but exceptions may be made allowing for admission during the spring or summer semester. Applicants may obtain applications and additional information by writing to the address below. Admission is based on an applicants potential to make an important contribution to biomedical research. Required undergraduate courses include general, organic, and physical chemistry; mathematics through calculus; and one year of biology. Applicants should have a combined GRE score for verbal and quantitative that is higher than 1100 and a TOEFL score that is above 550 (old scoring). Transcripts, GRE General Test scores, three letters of evaluation, an essay about career goals, and when possible, personal interviews are used as criteria for admission. An application fee of $30 is required.

Apply for admission to our program through our School of Graduate Studies portal.  Enter ‘LSUHSC-Biochemistry' in the Application for Admission form to direct your application to us.  Please be sure to include the application fee, test results, and all letters of recommendation as outlined in the application materials.

To obtain information by e-mail, write to: