Graduate Admissions

The Department of Biochemistry welcomes graduate applications from individuals with a broad range of life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds who would contribute to our community of scholars. The review process is holistic and individualized, considering each applicant’s academic record and accomplishments, letters of recommendation, prior research experience, and admissions essays to understand how an applicant’s life experiences have shaped their past and potential contributions to their field and how they might enrich the learning community at Stanford.

The Department of Biochemistry recognizes that the Supreme Court issued a ruling in June 2023 about the consideration of certain types of demographic information as part of an admission review. All applications submitted during upcoming application cycles will be reviewed in conformance with that decision.

The Stanford Biosciences Admissions Office, not the Department of Biochemistry, processes applications for the Ph.D. program. All materials should be uploaded electronically to the online application.

2025-2026 Admissions Timeline

  • Application Opens: Mid-September 2024
  • Application Deadline: December 3, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM (PST)
  • Interview Session (in-person): March 5 through March 8, 2025

Questions about the program can be directed to Dan Carino, Student and Postdoctoral Affairs Administrator.

Postdoctoral Positions

Please contact individual faculty members directly to inquire about the availability of postdoctoral positions in our labs.

Faculty Jobs