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Medical Sciences PhD

Health Sciences

Life 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, biotheraputics, microbiomes, protein structural biology, molecular spectrocopy and biophysics, and X-ray crystalography.

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.

UD Tuition:

The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Medical Sciences–PHD: $1,898.00


Application Deadline:

February-01 To be considered for departmental funding
July-01: Final deadline to apply

October-01 Limited Option

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For more about this program contact:
Medical and Molecular Sciences
305 Willard Hall Education Building
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2849 • Diana Levering >



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