Setting Benchmarks
Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences

Where do you want research to take you? Academia, government, industry?

Robert McKenna, Ph.D., College of Medicine, department of biochemistry and molecular biology, Saccharin, cancer, research

The graduate program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Florida prepares students as experimentalists and scholars through highly interdisciplinary training. After the first year of study, students select from the following concentrations:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology and Microbiology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Physiology and Functional Genomics

These concentrations reflect eight departments working collaboratively across the College of Medicine and the College of Dentistry at the UF Health Science Center.

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Admission into the biomedical science PhD program is competitive.

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 undergraduate research experience. Research experience 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: Minimum 300 combined average score
  • Application Deadline: December 1st

Minority Applicants

Please take a look at the additional funding opportunities available through the UF Graduate School.

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 at the Health Science Center at UF.

Summer Research

Looking for opportunities to build your research experience, lab skills and academic network? The College of Medicine offers two unique opportunities in neuroscience and pharmacology.

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