Rutgers Biomedical Ph.D. Programs
Our interdisciplinary Ph.D. Programs at Rutgers University can provide a breadth and depth of knowledge with opportunities to learn computation, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills through innovative professional development programs like iJOBS. See below for competencies all Biomedical Ph.D. students will obtain at Rutgers.
All accepted full-time Ph.D. students will receive a competitive stipend along with full payment of tuition, health insurance, and general fees.
Ph.D. Graduate Student Outcomes
The average time to degree for Rutgers Biomedical Ph.D. students at Rutgers: 5.7 years
The average number of publications for Rutgers Biomedical Ph.D. students: 1.4 first-author papers, 3 co-author papers.
Rutgers University Alumni Data from Academic Analytics (current position for n = 414 graduates from 2005 – 2019): 49% for profit (e.g. pharma/biotech/consulting/science writing), 17% non-tenure track academic positions (e.g.lecturer, research professor, adjunct faculty), 11% tenure track academic positions, 11% postdoctoral fellows, 9% government, and 3% non-profit.
Explore Our Ph.D. Programs
New Brunswick | Piscataway, NJ
Rutgers Molecular Biosciences Umbrella Program offers students an innovative and integrated curriculum with training in biochemistry, genetics, cell and developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, structural and computational biology. Our Ph.D. students have the opportunity to conduct thesis research in laboratories affiliated with multiple departments and institutes at Rutgers.
The Biomedical Engineering faculty and students work together to advance key areas of bioengineering and technology, including molecular systems, nanosystems and microsystems, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering, physiologic systems and bio instrumentation, biomedical imaging, and neuro-engineering.
The Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology provides broad research training in biochemicals, organ system, and mechanistic toxicology with a strong foundation in drug metabolism, pathology, and molecular biology. Our Ph.D. Toxicology graduates enter into exciting positions in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer product industries, government, and top research and teaching universities.
The Graduate Program in Neuroscience includes faculty members from several departments representing neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and psychology, psychiatry, genetics, neurology, and animal sciences. The recently formed Brain Health Institute coordinates Neuroscience activities and seminars throughout the university.
For the advancement of health, wellness, and prevention of disease, our Public Health doctoral students continuously produce scholarly research in one of five concentration areas: biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health systems and policy, and social and behavioral health sciences.
Exposure Science and Assessment
Our Exposure Science and Assessment Ph.D. students are immersed in the study of human contact with chemical, physical, or biological agents. Students will investigate contacts occurring in their environments to advance the knowledge of the mechanisms and dynamics of events either causing or preventing adverse health outcomes.