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Available Doctoral Programs

Diverse Doctorates

In the Michigan MSTP, fellows can earn their PhD in any field that is relevant to medicine. Our fellows typically select their PhD program after completing two to three research rotations, before graduate school begins.

While the most common PhD field is Cellular & Molecular Biology, there are more than 20 PhD programs represented over the past three years. In addition to PhD programs in the traditional biomedical sciences, our students are pursuing PhDs in many non traditional fields, including Anthropology, Economics, History, Philosophy, and Psychology as well as programs in Engineering and Public Health.

Ph.D. Fields

Total Students

% Students

Cellular & Molecular Biology

27

29%

Neuroscience

7

8%

Pathology

10

11%

Molecular & Integrative Physiology

10

11%

Human Genetics

8

9%

Microbiology & Immunology

3

3%

Cellular & Developmental Biology

1

1%

Chemical Biology

2

2%

Biomedical Engineering

2

2%

Biophysics

1

1%

Epidemiology

2

2%

Health Services Organization & Policy

2

2%

Immunology

4

4%

Anthropology

2

2%

Bioinformatics

2

2%

Biological Chemistry

1

1%

Biostatistics

1

1%

Economics

1

1%

Environmental Health Sciences

1

1%

History

1

1%

Mechanical Engineering

1

1%

Psychology

1

1%

Philosophy

1

1%

Cancer Biology

1

1%

Data from current students, plus previous two years.