Degree Program Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences is geared toward motivated students who want to build on a strong foundation in research and prepare for a successful career in academia, research, health care, or the biotechnology industry. As a graduate student in biomedical sciences at CSU, you’ll join a dynamic and impactful scientific community, working alongside One Health-focused faculty at one of the country’s top veterinary colleges.

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Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers undergraduate through postdoctoral education guided by dedicated faculty who pursue translational research in the disciplines of anatomy, neurobiology, pharmacology, physiology, and reproductive biology. More than 30 specialty laboratories allow students to gain hands-on learning experiences tailored to individualized interests and goals in human and animal health and disease.

Program Highlights

  • Lab rotations and individualized research tailored to your career interests

  • Small cohort size

  • Flexible course options

  • Strong support network of graduate mentors and advisors

  • Opportunities to teach, participate in training grants and formally present research

Research Opportunities

Lab rotations with our world-renowned, award-winning faculty span from the molecular and cellular level to large animal and translational research in the following core research areas:

Training grants

Students may be eligible to earn grant funding and additional hands-on research experience by participating in a research training opportunity funded by the National Institutes of Health:

Application Information and Deadlines

This program starts only in the fall. Interested applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this program.

To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School portal. The priority deadline is Dec. 15 and we will consider late applications on a case-by-case basis. Please contact for questions.

Select candidates will be invited for interview rounds with final selections made by March 1.

Date Action
December 15 Admission deadline
February 9 Interviews
March 1 Admission decisions made

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