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The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences (SGSHS) offers 11 graduate degree programs.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is offered in Biomedical Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology (Biochemistry), Clinical Anatomy, Experimental Therapeutics and Pharmacology, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Nursing, and Physiology and Biophysics. In addition, a MD/PhD program is offered to highly qualified students who wish to pursue a career as physician-scientist.

Visit the PhD Program Highlights webpage for additional information about these degree programs. 

The PhD is a research degree and is not conferred solely as a result of formal course work. To receive the doctoral degree, the candidate must demonstrate proficiency and distinctive attainment in a special field and a recognized ability for independent investigation as presented in a dissertation based upon original research. Because individual programs may have additional specific requirements, prospective students are encouraged to clearly identify them before applying to a degree program. More information for each PhD program is available at the links below. 

The SGSHS offers Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Investigation. The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program is designed for students who are either pursuing admission to professional school or wish to increase their academic credentials for the workforce. The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program is designed for healthcare professionals with a doctoral degree who wish to gain training and experience in clinical research.