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Biophysics

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Biophysics

The Biophysics Certificate Program seeks to foster the training of graduate students in the application of the physical sciences and engineering to fundamental biological questions at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels. The MIT Biophysics Program spans the Schools of Science and Engineering including the Departments of Biology, Biological Engineering, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Health Sciences & Technology, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Physics.

The Biophysics Certificate Program is open to any graduate student who is already enrolled in a graduate program at MIT. Certificate requirements include a three-course 36-unit interdisciplinary core and a one-semester 6-unit discussion-based course that exposes students to diverse areas of modern biophysics research. Students are additionally expected to present their graduate research in the Biophysics Graduate Student Seminar Series, participate in the annual biophysics retreat, which includes student poster presentations, student talks, and ethics training in the responsible conduct of research, and regularly attend the MIT Biophysics Seminar Series. A graduate certificate is not a formal degree, but rather a means of acknowledging that a graduate student has completed a course of study that includes training in biophysics in addition to their principal area of specialization.

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