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About the Program

  • More than 40 faculty members with varied research interests contribute to the activities of the program.
  • The program is “home” to first year students; at the end of the first year, students choose a Ph.D. program (usually Biochemistry) and permanent advisor.

Advisors and Ph.D. Programs

  • In the first year of study, students complete 3 or 4 research rotations before choosing a permanent advisor.
  • Students matriculate into the Ph.D. program in Biochemistry or may choose another program at the end of the first year of study.

Financial Aid

All students admitted receive:

  • Full tuition scholarship
  • Paid health insurance
  • Annual stipend ($27,862 per year for 12 month programs/$23,218 per year for 10 month programs in academic year 2016-17)

Important Dates

  • Completed applications must be received by January 1st for consideration for Fall semester admission (new students are only admitted for Fall semester).