Biophysics, Master | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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The Biophysics Program in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at University of Maryland offers Ph.D. degrees in Biophysics. It is affiliated with the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, and the College of Engineering. Doctoral degrees are offered.


The Biophysics Program at University of Maryland aims to train graduate students in the use of theoretical, computational, and experimental methods to gain quantitative insights into biological systems. The post genomic era is bringing tools for unprecedented characterization and control of living systems.


To fully harness these tools for quantitative insights in biology, biomedicine, and bioengineering requires expertise from a number of disciplines. Thus our program includes faculty from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science and Bioengineering. The Biophysics Program is open to students with undergraduate degrees in chemistry, physics or biology as well as students with majors in mathematics, computational science or engineering. Because student backgrounds are diverse, we tailor the curriculum to suit the needs of the individual. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Protein Folding/Dynamics
  • Nucleic Acids 
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Membranes and Ion Channels
  • Cell Biology for Physicists
  • Advanced Topics in Biology: Cell Biology
  • Advanced Topics in Biology: Cell Biology from a Biophysical Perspective
  • Membrane Transport Phenomena
  • Protein Structure, Folding and Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Biological Physics
  • Theory of Soft Matter and Biopolymers
  • Basic Biophysics for Motion in Cells
  • Theoretical Dynamics
  • Methods of Statistical Physics
  • Methods of mathematical physics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics of Extended Systems
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Special Topics in General Physics: Physics of Cancer

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: In addition to the questions requested by the Graduate School, applicants should include content, both backwards and forwards looking, about their interests in the University of Maryland’s Biophysics Ph.D. program
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Publications/Presentations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
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