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General and Subject GRE scores are not required for applicants seeking admission for fall 2021; however, they are strongly recommended. Other aspects of the application (i.e., transcripts, CV, statements, recommendations) will be critically evaluated and carry more weight if GRE scores are not supplied.

Why Choose Biophysics at the University of Maryland?

The Biophysics Graduate Program offers advanced training in theoretical and computational methods in combination with cutting-edge experimental techniques to solve some of the most challenging problems in biology, biomedicine, and bioengineering.

The Biophysics Graduate Program brings together faculty from biochemistry, biology, chemistry, engineering and physics working on questions at the intersection of the physical and life sciences.

The program offers advanced training in theoretical and computational methods in combination with cutting-edge experimental techniques to solve some of the most challenging problems in biology, biomedicine, and bioengineering.

Program participants have full access to on-campus NMR, SAXS, imaging and microfabrication facilities as well as several high-performance computing clusters.

The proximity to NIH and NIST provides unlimited possibilities for collaborations and use of unique equipment.

Many of our students are awarded fellowships through the NCI-UMD Partnership and participate in the NSF-funded Computation and Mathematics for Biological Networks (COMBINE) and the Physics of Living Systems Network (PoLS) programs.

We provide financial aid via Teaching Assistantships and Dean's Fellowships to all entering graduate students. Funding includes tuition remission and health insurance benefits. Outstanding students are automatically considered for University-wide Fellowships and may be offered Research Assistantships.

Our graduates go on to successful careers in academia, government, and industry.

Meet our current graduate students and check out what they're up to.

Recent Student Publications

Ivan Adolfo Rey Suarez

Ivan Adolfo Rey Suarez

First-author paper in Nature Communications

"WASP family proteins regulate the mobility of the B cell receptor during signaling activation" 

Yihang Wang

Yihang Wang

First-author paper in the Journal of Chemical Physics

"Understanding the role of predictive time delay and biased propagator in RAVE"

Carlos Floyd

Carlos Floyd

First-author paper in The Journal of Chemical Physics

"Gibbs free energy change of a discrete chemical reaction event"

Riya Samanta

Riya Samanta

Second-author paper in Biochemistry

"Tuning Allostery through Integration of Disorder to Order with a Residue Network"

Meet Biophysics Faculty Members and Graduate Students