Biomedical Sciences is strictly an admissions program. Students participate in a core curriculum and research rotations during their first year in the program but must select a degree granting graduate program by the end of their first year. While there are no rigid prerequisites for admission to the Biomedical Sciences, the optimal background of entering students includes courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. The GRE subject test is not required but is preferred. All graduate students in the program receive 12-month stipends, tuition and fees, and health insurance assistance.
Fields of Study
Biomedical Sciences includes a broad range of disciplines including Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Biodefense, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cancer Research, Cardiovascular Research, Cell Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Structural Biology.
Doctor of Philosophy
The program is designed for maximum flexibility to permit students to identify their research area and an appropriate mentor. Once the mentor has been identified, the student will transfer to a Ph.D.-granting program serving that mentor.