How to Apply

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It is our goal that all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status are encouraged to apply for consideration for one of our programs.

Vanderbilt University welcomes applications from all individuals who come from diverse populations that are under-represented in science or academia, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals with physical disabilities. If you would like to let us know how you might contribute to diversity in this way, please indicate which of these categories you identify with when you complete our application [please be advised that the various racial/ethnic designations are those identified by The National Institutes of Health]. If you are an international student interested in Ph.D. studies at Vanderbilt, please see visit this page.
 

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Individuals pursuing a PhD in the basic biomedical or biological science departments at Vanderbilt University join these departments through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences (IGP). Students entering the IGP take two semesters of core coursework and rotate through four laboratories of their choice. The main goal of the IGP year is not to absorb vast quantities of facts, but to learn how to be a creative and analytical thinker who can gain information as needed from the scientific literature. At the end of the IGP year, students select a training program in one of the participating programs.

 

Medical Scientist Training Program

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The Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) prepares students for faculty and research positions of leadership in the biomedical sciences. Our program provides students with an integrated curriculum that features a strong core education in medicine and intensive training in scientific inquiry. Successful completion of the program leads to both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. All applications are submitted through the AMCAS System.

 

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Quantitative and Chemical Biology

Quantitative and Chemical Biology is a PhD track, multidisciplinary program introducing elements of biology to students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree at the interface of the chemical, physical, and biological sciences. The curriculum prepares students for research careers in any area of biomedical research.

 

Initiative for Maximizing Diversity

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Initiative for Maximizing Diversity (IMSD) exists to increase the number of PhDs awarded to graduate students in biomedical research who are underrepresented in medicine. Applications are made through the IGP and QCB mechanisms according to the applicant's interest, and qualified students will automatically be considered for the program. There is no separate application for IMSD.
 

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Audiology Program

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program is administered through the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The program is a four-year post-baccalaureate degree which replaced the Master of Science degree as the requirement for the entry-level practitioner of audiology. In contrast, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Audiology is offered to students interested in becoming a teacher/investigator.

 

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Other Direct Admissions Programs

Biomedical Informatics
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Hearing and Speech Sciences

 

Master's Programs

To learn more about the Master Degree Programs and how to apply to each program, please visit the Master Degree Program page

 

 

Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Cancer Biology
Cell & Developmental Biology
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Chemical and Physical Biology
Human Genetics
Microbiology & Immunology
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Neuroscience
Pharmacology

Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Cancer Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Chemical and Physical Biology
Chemistry
Human Genetics
Mathematics
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Neuroscience
Pharmacology
Physics

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Quantitative & Chemical Biology Program
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Cancer Biology
Cell and Developmental Biology
Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Chemical and Physical Biology
Chemistry (Enter from QCB only)
Human Genetics
Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Neuroscience
Pharmacology
Physics (Enter from QCB only)