Other Graduate School Opportunities

Ohio State University - College of Medicine
Discovery Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

The Discovery Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is an National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program that provides an intense paid research experience in outstanding research facilities with leading investigators at The Ohio State University. 

This NIH-funded postbac program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school. Accepted scholars are provided with: a PAID one year research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline; Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation assistance; individual mentoring; assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs; career development workshops; and opportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation. If you have individuals you feel would be interested in our program, please distribute this email to them.

Individuals who are underrepresented in biomedical sciences are especially encouraged to apply (Applications for the 2020-2021 year are now open). For more information visit the Discovery PREP website.

PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

BPH trains students in individual fields of biological research with a focus on understanding, preventing and treating diseases affecting large populations. 

PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health flyer

All students admitted into this highly competitive training program are provided full tuition, health insurance and stipend support. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in academia, industry, government, consulting, community health and more, and presently hold distinguished positions in each of these arenas. 

The application deadline for the 2020-21 Academic Year is December 1, 2019. 


UTHealth San Antonio
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, our two major missions and passions are research and education. We have developed academic programs designed to train the next generation of scientists and educators in the biomedical sciences. Our students perform cutting-edge basic and translational research, from the molecular to the integrative, in an effort to understand human function in health and disease.

If you have any questions, please contact Admissions Program Coordinator, Yvonne Valdez at valdezy3@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-0957.

Visit their website here: UTHealth San Antonio Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Rush University - Graduate College
Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biomedical Sciences

The PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences program prepares you to be an outstanding research scientist qualified for a position in academia, industry or administration. This biomedical sciences graduate program is an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on disease as a process that involves molecular, biochemical, cellular and organ system changes. You will use your multidisciplinary training to formulate and test research hypotheses in a highly collaborative environment of both scientists and clinical researchers.

We are coming close to our application deadline for the Integrated Biomedical Sciences, PhD program. Our program is integrated offering research tracks in:

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Biology
  •  Function and Disorder of the Nervous System
  •  Function and Disorder of the Musculoskeletal System
  •  Immunity, Infection and Inflammation Research
  •  Translational Cancer Research

The Initiative to Maximize Student Development for Underrepresented Minorities is a fully federal funded program which includes, tuition waiver, stipend, health insurance and individual professional development. 

Priority Deadline: January 1
Final Deadline: March 1

For more information and to apply visit website here.

UT Health | San Antonio | Long School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics at UT Health San Antonio are excited to welcome new students into our MS, Immunology & Infection (I&I), and PhD, Infection, Inflammation and Immunology (III), programs for the 2018 academic year. Applications for Fall 2018 are now open.
Both of our programs are designed to integrate the fields of immunology and infectious diseases so as to produce multidimensional graduates with problem-solving skills related to host-pathogen relationships. Each program provides not only the preparation needed for entering careers in biotech research and development, academic research laboratories, the health care infrastructure, and teaching, but also allows students who wish to pursue medical school, dental school, or Ph.D. programs to strengthen their academic credentials. The MS I&I and PhD III programs offer special opportunities to students with its plan of classroom and research study in an environment that blends the basic sciences with the clinical setting of the San Antonio Medical Center and School of Medicine. 

The priority deadlines for submission of applications for Fall 2018 admission to the PhD III Program is January 1, and to the MS I&I program is April 1, (note that Spring semester admissions are not available for either program).

The Master of Science in Immunology & Infection (MSI&I)

The Ph.D. Program in Infection, Inflammation & Immunity

UTMB Health - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

UTMB is a leading academic health science center offering a wide array of training programs. Our graduate training programs address the full spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research. Our purpose is to advance the understanding of human disease and its treatment by emerging as a leader in academia, biotech, industry, government service, or other related careers.

The GSBS offers a specially designed integrated curriculum that allows students to complete their PhD sooner than the national average, generous stipends ($29,000 for 2017); free comprehensive health insurance worth over $6,100 annually, with dental, vision, and dependent coverage available at low cost; tuition and fees paid, and a very high faculty-to-student ratio.

For more information visit our website: www.gsbs.utmb.edu. Or contact our GSBS Recruitment Coordinator, Ms. Rose Garcia (409-772-2666).

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine  

Marshall’s Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program offers a PhD and both a thesis and non-thesis MS. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences PhD:  

  • Rotation requirement – minimum of three labs, each at least 120 hours
  • The PhD program (is optional for Research MS) begins in mid-summer so students can experience Biomedical Sciences Preparation for Graduate Academics (PGA) Boot Camp, begin their first rotation, get to know their cohort, and acclimate to the Huntington area 
  • Our primary goal through biomedical sciences is to use a translational research approach to help reduce the numerous health disparities of the Appalachian patient population and to improve health outcomes for our region.
  • Accepted PhD students will receive an annual stipend, tuition remission, and health insurance. The current stipend is $25,000 per year.
  • Priority Deadline of November 15 and applications will be accepted until the class is full.

Marshall's is still accepting applications for its Biomedical Sciences (BMS) PhD program for this coming year. Although the priority deadline was in November, Marshall University continues to accept applications until the class is full.

Visit the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (PhD) website here.

Or email maue1@marshall.edu or mubiomed@marshall.edu

  • No MCAT or GRE required
  • Pathway Program - Requirements
    • The Medical Sciences program is now an official Pathway Program into the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM)
    • Have a minimum 3.4 GPA in the Medical Sciences program at the time of the Marshall medical school interview and graduate with a 3.4 GPA
    • Pass the MS comprehensive exam on the first attempt in May of the second year of the program
  • Pathway Program - Benefits Application Deadline – Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of June 1
    • Gain an interview at JCESOM without an MCAT score (If applicant takes the MCAT and meets the other Pathway Program requirements then the MCAT will not be considered)
    • Receive a program letter of support
    • Out-of-state applicants will be interviewed at the same time as in-state students, regardless of residency. JCESOM tuition cost will be based on residency status.
  • Two year master’s degree
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with a deadline of June 1

Clinical and Translational Science, MS

  • First class enrolled in Fall 2016

  • The goal is to equip our students with the information and training necessary to translate basic advances into improved patient care that will enhance the quality of life for patients in the Appalachian region.

  • Graduates of Marshall’s CTS MS program will be able to lead all aspects of clinical trials of new drugs and procedures.

  • Scholarships available – Competitive application for accepted students

  • This program may be used as stepping stone to medical school

  • Application Deadline – April 1

To learn more about the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program: www.marshall.edu/bms | maue1@marshall.edu | 304-696-3365

Ph.D Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 
Watson School of Biological Sciences

The Watson School of Biological Sciences is the graduate program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. We have developed an innovative Ph.D. curriculum that takes advantage of the unique environment and extensive resources offered by the Laboratory.

The program is designed for students to complete their studies in 4–5 years. To this end, they receive extensive mentoring throughout, with an academic as well as a research mentor, and complete their course work, rotations, and qualifying exam within the first year. All students are fully funded by the school—stipends, tuition, and research costs—giving them the freedom to join any lab, irrespective of whether that lab has other funding for them. In addition, they receive subsidized housing and food and full health benefits.

For more information about the CSHL graduate school and the application process, as well as an up-to-date list of our faculty and their research interests and information about the success of our alumni, please visit our website at www.cshl.edu/gradschool.

The deadline for completed applications is December 1

St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

An extraordinary new PhD program at one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and childhood disease.

A PhD from the St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is like no other. With leading-edge science, unparalleled resources, and unique clinical experience, our graduate program is designed to create scientific leaders who will discover the next generation of cures.

Accepting applications for 2018 entering class, September 1 – December 1, 2017.

To learn more visit our website here: St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences