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Doctoral Program

Our Doctoral program is part of an integrated interdepartmental Ph.D. program offered by the College of Medicine known as Graduate Education in Medical Sciences (GEMS). This program offers students integrated training in the biomedical sciences. The anticipated length of this program is 4-5 years.

For more information, contact our Graduate Program Coordinator, Edgar Solis.

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The objective of the Ph.D. program in GEMS is to provide students with a strong education that will allow them to identify critical questions in research and prepare them with the tools to address these questions. The goal is to graduate scholars who are capable of defining key areas of inquiry in their field and articulate a rationale for how these can be pursued. This goal is achieved by developing a course of study for each student that best meets their needs and interests.

Learn more about GEMS

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Applicants interested in applying to the PhD program in Physiology and Biophysics must follow the instructions on the GEMS website.

Financial assistance

Admitted PhD students receive financial assistance in the form of a fellowship or a research assistantship. Both forms of financial aid provide a full tuition waiver and a living stipend per year. Financial support is provided throughout the course of study as long as students are in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree.

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