BBS PhD Program


Graduate Student Recruitment:

Once initial admissions decisions are finalized, the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program decides which applicants will be invited to campus to interview during our Recruitment Event.

This event is held once a year in early February. Only students within the United States are asked to make a personal visit; international students who are being considered for admission will be interviewed using video conferencing.

BBS Symposium:

This annual symposium highlights our graduate student research in oral presentations and a poster session. The symposium fosters a community among the graduate students and faculty in the BBS Program and informs the College and University communities about the wealth of research being done by our graduate students and faculty.

Graduate Student Orientation:

Representatives from the Office of Graduate Education will be in communication with you about orientation details.

In general, BBS Orientation takes place in August. Orientation will help you transition into graduate school at Cornell and also provide you with opportunities to network with faculty, staff, and graduate students.

As soon as you have accepted the offer of admission, it is time to start planning your transition to graduate school and life in Cornell and Ithaca. Getting as much accomplished as soon as you can will help decrease your stress level once classes begin. Cornell’s website for new students has information on what to prioritize.