The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program offers a PhD degree to students who are accepted into the Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences and select the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology track.  The Program also offers a 2-year, research-intensive, MS degree.  Students interested in the MS degree apply directly to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program MS degree and are evaluated by a separate committee of core program faculty.

Applicants for the MS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program, or the IPBS PhD Program must have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in biological sciences (e.g, biology, biochemistry, microbiology), chemistry and/or relevant coursework.


Graduate programs in the Integrated program in Biomedical Sciences are located at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois approximately 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. The rapidly expanding medical center features a modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities for education and biomedical research.

Approximately 175 graduate students are currently enrolled in the Biomedical Science programs that offer graduate degrees. New PhD and MS graduate students enroll in a Core Curriculum in the first and second semester, after which they take advanced coursework and research training in their chosen area of specialization. PhD students do three rotations through potential dissertation laboratories during the second semester. After completing the laboratory rotations, students choose an advisor that will mentor their training, and together with their advisor they assemble a committee. Applications to the Stritch School of Medicine can be combined with an application to the Graduate School for purposes of pursuing the MD/PhD program.