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Ph.D. in Biological Sciences

Fall 2023 admissions is open from September 2022 to June 2023. Priority deadline is Dec. 15, 2022.
Program Highlight

The Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences was founded in 1994 with an incoming class of four students, and the first doctoral degree was conferred in 1997. Since then the graduate school has grown to almost 90 students and over 100 faculty members. The program provides students with a solid educational foundation and a research environment that encourages independent thought and challenges current dogma.

The program offers coursework to establish a framework for understanding the complexities of scientific problems, research opportunities with investigators who have integrated the latest technologies into their research projects, and professional forums where students can share ideas with colleagues.

The Ph.D. is accredited by the accrediting agency WASC Senior College and University Commission.

Program Details
Join us in the search for new treatments and cures.
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The doctoral program in Biological Sciences will consider both domestic and international applications.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

The program offers a series of core courses, laboratory education, and dissertation research for full-time students.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of this program will display critical thinking, possess professional scientific skills, and have a general knowledge of biomedical sciences including genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and bioinformatics.

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As an independent biomedical, treatment and education center, City of Hope is focused on basic and clinical research in cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
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