May 19, 2022  
Graduate Record 2010-2011 
Graduate Record 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Biomedical Sciences

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs



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.


Biomedical Sciences is an interdisciplinary category that encompasses faculty from departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and the School of Medicine.

Course Descriptions

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs