Academics

Mural in the hallway of the Undergraduate Science Building 

Our commitment to upholding the highest standards in academics is an important element in attracting the brightest minds from across the globe to our campus. Flexibility is another one: all 14 programs within PIBS feature common course elements and electives, making it possible for first-year students to change their Ph.D. program affiliation. The combination of these elements creates the freedom to follow your passion and receive the finest possible training in the biomedical sciences. 

Diversity Makes Better Science

We take pride in focusing on the development of trainees at every level and bringing together researchers from different backgrounds and different experiences.  PIBS works closely with the Medical School Office for Health Equity and Inclusion and the Rackham Graduate School to ensure the needs of our diverse student body are met throughout their academic pursuits.  Learn more about our diversity initiatives→

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Curriculum: See a typical PIBS-year schedule →
Academic Support: Resources and peer support for graduate students →
Certificates & Dual Degrees: Flexibility for your studies →
Quantitative & Computational Biology Emphasis: Recommended courses for working with big data →