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Our Doctoral Programs

The BRET Office handles all aspects of the recruitment, application and admissions processes for graduate programs in the biomedical sciences. The application for IGP and QCB opens August 1 and closes December 1.

Vanderbilt is home to Biomedical Ph.D. programs ranging from Biostatistics to Neuroscience to Epidemiology. While admission into many of our Biomedical PhD programs is through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) and Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program (QCB), we also have many programs for which you can apply directly. Please see the chart below for information on admission procedures and the appropriate page for more program-specific information.

ProgramIGPQCBMSTPDirect Recruitment
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Engineering
Cancer Biology
Cell & Developmental Biology
Chemical & Physical Biology
Hearing & Speech Sciences
Health Policy & Health Services Research
Human Genetics
Microbe-Host Interactions
Molecular Pathology & Immunology
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics