To apply to our Ph.D. program, please visit the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) website and click on 'How to Apply.' All admissions are handled through PIBS.

Admission Basics

Students enter the Ph.D. program in the fall terms only. The Program in Biological Sciences Department or PIBS, coordinates first year graduate studies for 14 biomedical Ph.D. programs at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Financial Aid and Support

Financial support in the form of a monthly stipend for living expenses to all students admitted to the Department's doctoral program. The department also provides tuition, fees, and health insurance expenses.

  1. NIH training grant in Cellular Biotechnology
  2. NIH training grant in Cancer Biology
  3. NIH training grant in Human Genetics
  4. NIH training grant Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
  5. Dr. F. G. Novy fellowship
  6. Dr. Frances W. Chin endowed fellowship
  7. Rackham Merit fellowship
  8. Regents' fellowship
  9. University fellowships
  10. Research assistantships

Applicants to the doctoral program are automatically considered for financial aid. In addition, applicants are encouraged to seek competitive national sources of fellowships. Because funding opportunities are more limited for foreign students, foreign applicants are urged to investigate fellowships provided by their governments or other local sponsors. All students admitted to the Ph.D program are supported by one of the above internal or external sources. Funding is guaranteed for all Ph.D candidates in good standing until completion of the thesis defense.

How To Apply

Please visit the PIBS web page for an on-line application. Just click on the Apply Now button. All application materials should be sent to the PIBS Office.

Program In Biomedical Sciences
The University of Michigan Medical School
1150 West Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5620 USA
Toll Free Number (877) 294-0120
Email inquiries can be made to: [email protected]

Department specific questions can be directed to:

Natalie Deeb
Program Manager
Phil Hanna
Graduate Program Director
[email protected]