Our Degree Programs
Training the Next Generation of Biomedical Scientists
The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences is an interdisciplinary translational research program that incorporates a medical school curriculum with basic science training. Our students become independent research scientists with skills that allow them to bridge the wide gulfs that exist between clinical medicine and basic science research.
The training leads to a Ph.D., combined M.D./Ph.D., or M.S. degree. Students have the opportunity to work with more than 60 faculty members from across the campus conducting interdisciplinary research at the forefront of more than a dozen different fields, including including neuroscience, bioengineering, immunology and molecular endocrinology.
Our Faculty and Their Research
Our programs bring together more than 60 faculty members from across the campus, working together to add to our understanding of human disease and therapeutics. Our research areas include:
- Neuroscience, Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
- Cancer Biology
- Molecular Endocrinology
- Microbiology and Infectious Disease
- Vaccine Development
- Mental Health and Behavioral Neuroscience
- Regenerative Medicine
- Drug Design and Receptor Biology
- Immunology, Chronic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases
- Gene Regulation and Epigenetics
- Physiology and Fluid Transport
Admission to Biomedical Sciences
Effective Immediately: GRE requirement optional
Due to the impact caused by the novel COVID-19, the Biomedical Sciences will alter the admissions requirements for all applicants. The GRE test is no longer required as an admissions requirement for the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. If you have completed the test, please continue to report your scores via your application.
Students may apply to the Ph.D., M.S., or M.D./Ph.D. program through the Graduate Division website.
The application portal for the Ph.D. program will open September 2021 for summer 2022 admissions. December 1 is the priority deadline for admission and fellowship consideration. The M.S. program features a priority admissions term of Fall quarter. Quarter specific deadline dates are listed on the Biomedical Sciences Admissions tab.
For more information, including application information, transcript, GRE and TOEFL requirements, please visit Biomedical Sciences Admissions.
Prospective students: for assistance with admissions questions, contact SOM Biomedical Sciences Admissions via email at BioMedAdmissions@medsch.ucr.edu.
Current students: for assistance with course registration, program requirements, and fellowship and employment matters (TAships/GSRs), contact the Student Services Advisor or visit the office at 1143 Webber Hall.
Phone: (951) 827-4540
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student services staff are working remotely, but available to assist through email or Zoom (by appointment).