UCSF

Facts and Figures

2022

Program statistics such as Demographics, Admissions, Time to Degree, and Completion rates are collected centrally on the UCSF Graduate Division Website: 
https://graduate.ucsf.edu/phd-program-statistics; select program “Biophysics”. Please note that the Admissions data shown are combined for the Biophysics and BMI programs. All other data are specific to Biophysics.

Faculty members

64

Students

46

Fifth-year+

8

Fourth-year

9

Third-year

7

Second-year

14

First-year

8

U.S.

42

International

4

Sample backgrounds

  • physics
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • mathematics
  • computer science
  • engineering

Year program began

1986

National Institutes of Health training grant support

  • $13 million over 32 years, from 1988–2020 (NIGMS)
  • $3 million over 11 years, from 2008–2019 (NIBIB-shared with Bioinformatics)