Biological, Biomedical and Health Sciences programs


The Biological, Biomedical and Health Sciences programs in the School of Graduate Studies have Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Science (MS), Master of Biomedical Science (MBS), Master of Science of Biomedical Science (MSBS), and Certificate programs in both the New Brunswick/Piscataway region and Biomedical Health Sciences in Newark.


Within the New Brunswick/Piscataway region there are interdisciplinary graduate programs that span multiple schools including Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Pharmacy, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Health Professions, and School of Public Health as part of Biomedical and Health Sciences: New Brunswick / Piscataway.

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Within the Biomedical and Health Sciences: Newark Health Sciences location, there are graduate programs that include faculty mentors from New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

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There are also programs affiliated with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences as part of Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway.

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The programs at the locations differ according to the research interests of the faculty, however, their mission is the same; to develop scientists who will contribute new knowledge in the life science disciplines through creative research and scholarship. This is accomplished through a curriculum of course work and research training that prepares our students to critically evaluate existing knowledge and to advance the frontiers of new knowledge in the life sciences.

Our school ensures rigorous academic standards, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between graduate faculty and students, and oversees innovative professional development initiatives that prepare graduate students for their next steps. The graduate students in the Biological, Biomedical and Health Sciences programs in the School of Graduate Studies go on to have successful careers in a myriad of settings including academic research, the biopharma industry, research-related fields, and clinical practice.