Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is individually tailored to meet our students' specific needs and research interests.

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences program bridges basic sciences and biomedical research interests to discover and advance medically relevant knowledge, ultimately leading to improved quality of life for future generations.

The program develops the ability of graduate students to apply research skills from bench to bedside, translate fundamental discoveries into new treatments for human diseases, and prepare them for careers in academia, medical research, and biomedical and biotechnology industries.

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences program admits students only during the fall term.

Applications for the Fall 2024 cycle are now closed.

The Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program not only provided me with a rich experience in modern research technologies but put my career on a track that made it possible for me to chase my dreams...I will always be grateful for the constant support I received from the faculty and staff at FIU.

Tiyash Parira, Ph.D., class of 2018

I would strongly recommend [FIU's Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences] program to anyone interested in pursuing a scientific career, either in industry or academia.

Maria Lopez, Ph.D., class of 2020

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences program provided the tools and training I needed to succeed as an independent researcher. My time as a student was not without challenges, but I had tremendous support from the program. I am grateful to my mentors and professors for the opportunities granted to me to grow professionally. The journey was entirely worth it!

Patience Paul, Ph.D., class of 2023


Key Research Areas

Our students collaborate with our world-class professors to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research and have the option to select their own unique concentration area.

  • Acute Lung Injury
  • Drug Discovery and Nanotherapeutics
  • Environmental Sciences and Toxicology
  • Genetics and Cancer Biology
  • Immunology and Neurological Disorders
  • Mechanobiology
  • Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Mitochondrial Biology & Metabolomics
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Translational Glycobiology and Functional Glycomics

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Custom Curriculum

Every student in the Biomedical Sciences program has a personalized curriculum designed to meet their specific learning needs.

The program has a minimum number of credits in didactic courses, allowing for flexibility of elective courses to address each student's research needs and giving them additional time in the lab working towards publications and dissertation research.

Explore the program courses

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Learn more about the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, the application process and requirements at our upcoming Graduate Fair on Wednesday, January 24.

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Financial Support

Students admitted into the Ph.D. program receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships and tuition support.

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