12 months
28464 USD/year
28464 USD/year
13176 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our mission in the Biophysics and Quantitative Biology program from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is to train students who can work creatively at the interface between theory and experiment and who will provide dynamic leadership necessary for the next generation of biological research.


The Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign serves physical and computer science students who are interested in applying their knowledge to biology, as well as students with a biological background interested in instrumentation, computation, and physical aspects of biology. 

Key Features

  • The cooperation and cross-training of scientists with engineering, physical sciences, and life sciences backgrounds has infused biology with powerful technologies and exciting new paradigms. 
  • Close interactions between theory and experiments have led to fundamental advances in our understanding of the physical basis of life. 
  • Now biology is undergoing a transformation with application of modern computational methods and advanced experimental tools to solve problems of unprecedented complexity.

Programme Structure

In experimental biophysics, faculty research includes:

  • single molecule spectroscopy
  • structural biology
  • fluorescence microscopy
  • neurophysiology
  • enzyme mechanisms
  • electron and proton transfer
  • magnetic resonance
  • protein and RNA folding
  • molecular dynamics
  • systems biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Biophysics specific questions
  • Official GRE scores 
  • Official iBT or IELTS scores 
  • Passport 
  • Three letters of recommendation 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28464 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28464 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13176 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 USD /month
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