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UF and Your Ph.D. Path

We don’t just believe in research. It’s who we are.

The biomedical research enterprise at the University of Florida is unique. Beyond record funding and our infrastructure as the largest academic health center in the Southeast, we’re actively recruiting preeminent faculty and the very best students to solve some of the toughest problems facing health care today.

Here are some of the findings and events that fuel our curiosity and determination to move medicine forward:

  • Low oxygen leads to fetal brain bacteria in animal model, UF Health researchers find
  • UF Health researchers identify genetic factors that cause muscle weakness and wasting disorder
  • UF receives up to $8.4 million from DoD to study brain training using electric stimulation¬†
  • Save the date – Florida Translational Cell Biology Symposium

Be a part of our scientific community

Admission into the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences in competitive. Students receive tuition and an annual stipend of $28,627 (2017-2018).

Fall 2017 Cohort Profile

  • 3.6 GPA | 157 GRE Quantitative Average | 156 GRE Verbal Average


Research Experience: Most applicants have a year or more of research experience. This is initially evaluated based on a personal statement and letters of recommendation.

GPA: Minimum 3.0 for all upper division (Junior/Senior) undergraduate work.

Course requirements: Successful completion of general biology and chemistry including organic chemistry and biochemistry.

GRE: Required for graduate admission to UF.

Application Deadline: December 1st

Minority Applicants

Please take a look at the additional funding opportunities available.

Apply today.

Meet our researchers

The breadth and depth of biomedical research at the University of Florida provides students with a variety of exciting opportunities. Learn about the “Research Landscapes” our faculty explore.


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