PhD Programs

In-depth training aligned with your research interests. 

Graduate Programs in Bioscience

Graduate Trainee in Lab

Program Admissions

The Department no longer maintains its own PhD Program. Those students entering laboratories of faculty in the Department are often admitted through one of 11 different PhD Programs that constitute the new Graduate Programs in the Biosciences (GPB). The majority of Departmental faculty are members of one or more home areas within the Molecular Biology Institute Interdepartmental Graduate Program (MBIDP). These home areas include:

Some Faculty are members of Human Genetics and the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program as well as other programs of GPB.

Students interested in Departmental of Biological labs can apply to these home areas through the GPB website. Students who join through those programs will train in courses and programs associated with their specific home area. MSTP students entering through the David Geffen School of Medicine must join a GPB home area and will be subject to the requirements of that Program as modified by agreements between the MSTP program and the home area.

Graduate Programs in Bioscience