PhD Programs

PhD student Garrett Sheehan in lab.

Which is Right for You?

Are you looking to explore your interests, or do you seek to focus your attention? Do you want your training to be interdisciplinary or discipline-specific? Either way, we have options for you.

Graduate Admissions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We know you have questions about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) could impact your impending enrollment, especially if you are traveling to us.

Option 1, Explore.

Interdisciplinary Program

The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) allows you to experience different fields of research and laboratories before selecting a specialty area.

This program provides an entry portal and a common first-year curriculum, equipping you with core knowledge and concepts to support your pursuit of a doctoral degree in one of our several participating disciplines.

Program options

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Computational Cell Biology, Anatomy and Pathology
  • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physiology and Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
Option 2, Focus.

Discipline-Specific Programs

If you have a strong background or interest in one of these programs, you can apply directly through the department.

All programs except Medical Physics also participate in the PPBS. If you want to explore different disciplines (including these options) before selecting one for your doctoral research, apply through the PPBS.

Program options

*Not available through PPBS