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Biomedical Science Ph.D.


  • Major: Biomedical Science
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • School/College: Medicine

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For Full Consideration: December 15
Applications will not be accepted after March 1st.

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Personal Statement

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester

Area of Concentration

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Neuroscience

Program Information: Integrated Biomedical Studies

The Integrated Biomedical Sciences program provides extensive educational opportunities with the ultimate goal of training the next generation of biomedical researchers and educators. Biomedical science is a multidisciplinary field of study encompassing biological, pharmaceutical and chemical disciplines focused on medical issues including enhanced understanding, detection and treatment of human disease. The Integrated Biomedical Science program includes researchers in the USC School of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences (the Department of Biological Science, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Pharmacy).  Scientists participating in this program have diverse interests ranging from the study of molecular and subcellular processes to the study of organ systems and whole organism functions. This interdisciplinary program prepares students for careers in biomedical research (both in academia and industry) by providing a broad foundation of knowledge in the basic medical sciences with expanded focus in a specific discipline that is emphasized in the dissertation research. This is accomplished through extensive didactic courses, development of career skills and training in research laboratories involved in diverse areas of biomedical science.


Combination Degree in Biomedical Sciences and Medicine

Through special arrangement, the University offers combination degree programs in certain areas to permit a student to work on two degrees concurrently by combining credits, resulting in the student's taking fewer courses than the total required if each degree were pursued independently.

Degree Conferred

Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Medicine

How to Apply

Submit a separate application to each program. Each program will make its own admissions decision. Acceptance into one program does not guarantee acceptance in the other. 

Biomedical Sciences Application
Select the program pairing from under the Combination Degree heading. 

Doctor of Medicine Application

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