BBS PhD Program

Prospective Students

Apply Now ButtonThe Biomedical & Biological Sciences (BBS) PhD Program is an interdisciplinary umbrella program housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The PhD program provides opportunities for cutting-edge research in a broad spectrum of biomedical sciences referred to as Research Areas.   When applying to the BBS Graduate Program, applicants will first choose from one of our five concentrations – Immunology & Infectious Disease, Zoology & Wildlife Conservation, Translational Medicine, Population Medicine & Epidemiology, or Molecular & Cellular Medicine - and then can select up to three Research Areas (including an undecided category):

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Biochemistry & Cell Biology
  • Cancer Biology, Epidemiology
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Virology
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Other/Undecided

Applicants to the BBS program are strongly encouraged to contact faculty members prior to applying to the program, however, it is not required. You will find a current list of faculty recruiting new students on this websiteIndividuals admitted to the BBS PhD program are admitted to the 1st year cohort and not a specific faculty member’s lab. Admitted students are required to complete three lab rotations during their first year before officially joining a lab.