Graduate Programs

Student looks through a microscope in a Medical Laboratory Sciences class in the lab in Willard Hall.

Medical Sciences: Ph.D., M.S., 4+1 (B.S./M.S.), Certificate


Ph.D. in Medical Sciences

The Ph.D. program in medical sciences provides advanced training with the goal of preparing students for research-based careers. Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass clinically-related fields such as inherited visual disease, diabetes mellitus and other chronic health conditions, cancer, human papillomavirus virus and infectious disease, RNA biomarkers, biotherapeutics, microbiomes, protein structural biology, molecular spectroscopy and biophysics and X-ray crystallography. The programmatic emphasis is on the pathogenesis of disease, biomarkers that can aid in diagnosis and treatment, evidence-based practice and the underlying mechanisms of chronic illness.

M.S. in Medical Sciences

In today’s competitive employment market, individuals seeking management and leadership positions in the laboratory-based health professions require a graduate level degree.

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MMS) is designed for practicing professionals who want to advance their knowledge and skills in the clinical laboratory sciences and develop new proficiencies needed to meet the challenges of a changing profession and fast-paced development in technology.

4+1 (B.S./M.S.) in Medical Sciences

This accelerated degree program provides high performing students with the opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree in any undergraduate major administered by the Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences and the MS degree in Medical Sciences in a total of five years of full-time study. Programs offered are:

·        Applied Molecular Biology & Biotechnology/Medical Sciences 4+1(BS/MS)

·        Medical Laboratory Sciences / Medical Sciences 4+1 (BS/MS)

·        Medical Diagnostics / Medical Sciences 4+1 (BS/MS)

Students applying to the 4+1 BS/MS program must apply in their sophomore year of study at the University of Delaware, must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree program administered by the Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.


Application Deadlines



August 1


January 15
Applications will be taken on a rolling basis. International applicants are encouraged to apply early due to additional timing requirements for obtaining an appropriate student visa.

UD Tuition

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

Some financial aid may be available to qualified students for the MS program.

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