Biomedical Sciences - PhD Programs

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

Thiri Lin Brain

Complete a common core in biomedical science, then choose from 9 programs of study:

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.

Students accepted into the biomedical sciences PhD program will be considered on an annual basis for a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) appointment.

For 2017/2018 the GRA package includes:

  • stipend support ($25,500/year)
  • a reduced tuition rate of $25/semester
  • payment of the health insurance premium for enrollment in the standard Augusta University student (individual) health insurance program