Graduate Programs

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Biological Sciences: Ph.D., M.S., Ph.D./MBA


The Department of Biological Sciences offers master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in the fields of physiology, cancer biology, cardiovascular biology, cell and extracellular matrix biology, developmental biology, microbiology and virology, and molecular biology and genetics. Formalized concentrations have been established to provide students with customized research and career mentorship. Since many students pursuing the Ph.D. in biological sciences are interested in pursuing careers in industrial science, the Department of Biological Sciences and the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have developed a jointly administered Ph.D. in biological sciences/MBA degree.

A dual degree in the MBA and Ph.D. in biological sciences programs is available to graduate students.


Program Concentrations:

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Cell and Organ Systems Physiology
  • Chemistry-Biology Interface


Degrees Offered

Biological Sciences–M.S.

Biological Sciences–Ph.D.

Biological Sciences–Ph.D./MBA


Application Deadlines


January 15: Priority consideration for admission

April 15: Final deadline to apply


October 1: Final deadline to apply

NOTE: All spring applicants must contact department prior to application.

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.

All or nearly all students receive a stipend and full tuition scholarship.