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PhD Programs

Actively pursue research in diverse areas encompassing the modern biomedical and health sciences. The School of Medicine and Dentistry's interdisciplinary environment will provide you with an educational experience with maximum flexibility, allowing you to pursue intellectual challenges in your specific field, as well as in other related areas of interest.

PhD Program List

Application to one PhD program per admissions year is accepted; however, you may request to transfer your application to a different program at any point in the application process.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  (PhD in Biochemistry)

Biomedical Engineering   (PhD in Biomed Engineering)

Biophysics, Structural, and Computational Biology  (PhD in Biophysics)

Cell Biology of Disease  (PhD in Pathology)

Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology  (PhD in Pharmacology or Physiology)

Epidemiology  (PhD in Epidemiology)

Genetics, Development and Stem Cells  (PhD in Genetics)

Health Services Research and Policy  (PhD in Health Services Research and Policy)

Immunology, Microbiology and Virology  (PhD in Microbiology and Immunology)

Neuroscience  (PhD in Neuroscience or Neurobiology and Anatomy)

Statistics  (PhD in Statistics)

Toxicology  (PhD in Toxicology)

Translational Biomedical Science  (PhD in Translational Biomedical Science)

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Why Choose Rochester?

Personal attention, close working relationships with your peers and faculty, and extensive participation in research are what you can expect from your experience in our graduate programs. You and your peers drive the educational experience, which means that you can expect:

The University of Rochester provides equal opportunity in admissions and student aid regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin. Further, the University complies with all applicable nondiscrimination laws. Questions on compliance should be directed to the particular school or department and/or to the University's Equal Opportunity Coordinator, University of Rochester, Box 270501, Rochester, NY 14627-0501.

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