Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs

PhD and Masters Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

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The UTHSC Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs offer Doctor of Philosophy and Masters degrees, granted through the UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences, in four separate areas; Integrated Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmacology.

The Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Program is run through the UTHSC College of Medicine Basic Science Departments and our partners at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The IBS Program has five separate Doctor of Philosophy tracks: Cancer and Developmental Biology; Cell Biology and Physiology; Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry; Molecular and Systems Pharmacology; and Neuroscience.


The Department of Pharmacology also offers an accelerated (11 months) Master’s degree in Pharmacology.

The Epidemiology Program is run through the UTHSC College of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine, and offers a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and a Certificate in Clinical Research Program.

The Biomedical Engineering Program is run jointly through the UTHSC College of Medicine Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Department and the University of Memphis Department of Biomedical Engineering, and offers both Doctor of Philosophy and Master’s degrees.

Interested students can find out more information and apply to the different programs through the College of Graduate Health Sciences.

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