Graduate Admission

Admission to Dentistry, Law, Medicine, and Bioscience

Admission to the Schools of Dentistry, Law, and Medicine

Applicants for MS and PhD programs in the schools of medicine and dentistry should apply for admission to Graduate Division as described. For admission to DDS, JD, LLM, SJD, and MD degree programs in the schools of dentistry, law, and medicine, applicants should consult school websites.

Admission to Graduate Programs in Bioscience

Applicants to PhD programs in fields related to life and biomedical sciences apply for admission to one of 10 individual research areas. Graduate Programs in Bioscience is a consortium of PhD programs organized into specialized research groups, called home areas, that serve as the admissions and training units associated with the degree-granting programs. Through this structure, students can specialize in their chosen area while maintaining the flexibility to move between home areas to best pursue their research interests.

Degree-Granting Programs and Home Areas

Consortium PhD programs offer the research home areas listed below.

  • Bioinformatics
  • Human Genetics
    • Genetics and Genomics
  • Molecular Biology
    • Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology
    • Cell and Developmental Biology
    • Gene Regulation
    • Immunity, Microbes, and Molecular Pathogenesis
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
    • Molecular Pharmacology: Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and the Biology of Disease
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics and Biology in Medicine

Additional opportunities for doctoral study include Biochemistry, and Molecular and Structural Biology in the College of Letters and Science; Oral Biology in the School of Dentistry; and Molecular Toxicology in the Fielding School of Public Health.