Admission to Biomedical Sciences Programs
The Division of Biomedical Sciences offers a Ph.D., combined M.D./Ph.D., or M.S. degrees to students through an interdisciplinary, translational research program that incorporates a medical school curriculum with basic science training. Our students become independent research scientists with skills that allow them to bridge the wide gulfs that exist between clinical medicine and basic science research.
Prospective students should apply to the Ph.D. and M.S. programs through the Graduate Division website.
For assistance with class registration, program requirements, Graduate Division policies, and fellowship and employment matters (TA/GSR), contact the SOM Biomedical Sciences Admissions Office via email at BioMedAdmissions@medsch.ucr.edu or visit our office at 1682 SOM Education Building
Phone: (951) 827-4540
- The application portal for the graduate Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences will open September 2018 for summer 2019 admission consideration.
- The M.S. program features a rolling admissions deadline.
The application process for both the Ph.D. and M.S. programs consists of submitting the online application, GRE scores (and TOEFL scores if required), a filing fee, and official transcripts. Three faculty letters of recommendation should be submitted by your recommenders online based on information you provide in the application. Faculty do not receive the request until you "submit" the application.
The program reviews all formal applications as soon as they are completed. Early applications are welcomed and may result in early admittance decisions.
Applicants to the Ph.D. program should have all items, including transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation submitted by December 1. The programs begin in early July to align with the medical school academic calendar.
December 1 is the priority deadline date for fall and admission and fellowship consideration.