Ph.D. in Biomedical Science


The goal of the Ph.D. graduate program in Biomedical Science at UConn Health is to educate individuals dedicated to pursuing careers as scientists and scholars in biological and biomedical science in a wide variety of settings including academia, the private sector and in government service. To achieve this goal an academic environment is maintained which fosters creative thinking and supports programs leading to excellence in scholarship, research and teaching. The program is dedicated to quality education tailored to the needs of the individual student.

UConn Health is the health sciences campus of the University. It is home to a division of the Graduate School, the School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine. UConn Health offers a wide range of educational and research opportunities and has a talented faculty who are pursuing exciting and innovative research on contemporary problems in biology and medicine.

Program Description

When year students enter the Biomedical Science Ph.D. program, a first year advisory committee guides them in their selection of course work, journal clubs and laboratory research rotations. This curriculum gives students the opportunity to become familiar with ongoing research at UConn Health and obtain a sound academic foundation for future study. Many laboratories representing diverse scientific areas are available for graduate student research rotations and doctoral dissertation research. After the first year, each student selects a thesis laboratory and affiliates with one of seven areas of concentration to develop competency in their desired scientific discipline.

Finding a Lab for Research Rotations

First year students can search for laboratory rotation opportunities in several different ways. A comprehensive listing of available labs can be found on the Ph.D. lab rotation availability page. Additionally, students seeking to work with specific faculty members may also search the full faculty listing.

The GRE General Exam is no longer required for admission to the Biomedical Science PhD program as of  Fall 2022 admissions.

The deadline for applications and supporting materials for Fall 2022 is December 1, 2021.