PhD in Biomedical Science

The College of Graduate Studies Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences degree is dedicated to providing training in foundational and discipline-specific content, research ethics and critical thinking, the scientific method, and effective communication. Completion of this degree offers opportunities in academic institutions, industry, government agencies, and administrative positions for individuals who wish to pursue careers as independent researchers, educators, administrators, or other positions requiring a terminal degree. Biomedical training is offered in the areas of addiction science, biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedical imaging, biostatistics, cancer biology, cellular biology, developmental biology, drug discovery, epidemiology, genetics and genomics, immunology and inflammation, microbiology, mitochondrial biology, RNA/DNA structure and function, neuroscience, oral health sciences, pathology, pharmacology, proteomics, lipidomics, glycomics, regenerative medicine, stem and iPS cell biology, virology, and many others. The first-year curriculum offers an entire academic year for Ph.D. students to explore all graduate training programs before selecting a program and research area. The curriculum consists of interactive and comprehensive didactic units, self-selected laboratory rotations, and seminars to set the stage for your research career. The current stipend for Ph.D. candidates is $34,000 plus paid tuition and health insurance.