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Applications and Admissions

The Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers multiple programs of study, detailed below.

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PhD Basic Biomedical Sciences Programs

The PhD is an umbrella program in the basic biomedical sciences. Students benefit from the opportunity to rotate in three research groups in their first year, prior to joining a specific group and program of study.

Programs within the PhD include:

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PhD Biophysical, Chemical, and Computational Biology

A dedicated pathway for students with quantitative backgrounds, with no expectation of experience in biological sciences. Apply your quantitative skills at the interface of physical and biological sciences to solve pressing problems in biomedical sciences that require new and innovative approaches.
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PhD Population Health Sciences

The PhD is a transdisciplinary program with a focus on epidemiology, biostatistics and health services research.
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The dual degree trains physician scientists who may choose either the basic and biomedical sciences or clinical and population health PhD track.
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Millennium PhD

UMass Chan affiliated physicians who are interested in pursuing a PhD are welcome to explore this program option.
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Master's in Clinical Investigation

UMass Chan affiliated clinicians can pursue a master's concentrating in population based clinical or bench-to-bedside translational research.
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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

The NIH funded PREP prepares students for PhDs and MD/PhDs in biomedical science. Students may choose either the basic and biomedical sciences or clinical and population health track. 
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Register for courses as a non-degree student

Please visit the registration webpage to find the most current course catalog and instructions for non-degree student registration.


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