Become a leader in biomedical sciences

We equip students with the resources needed to become independent biomedical researchers, and further prepare them to become leaders in their fields.

Degree Path

Students are admitted via a common admissions process to the biomedical sciences PhD program, not to a specific major. After completing first-year core course work and laboratory rotations, the student chooses a dissertation research mentor and enters one of nine PhD majors based on that faculty member’s program affiliation. In each program, students complete a PhD dissertation based on original research.


An affordable education 

Students accepted into the Biomedical Sciences PhD program are eligible to receive a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) appointment which provides: 

  • a competitive stipend ($25,500/year)
  • a reduced tuition rate of $25/semester
  • student health insurance coverage