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Ph.D. Programs

The Program in Biomedical Sciences

The University of Michigan Medical School partners with Rackham Graduate School to offer 14 Ph.D. granting programs that are consistently ranked as some of the top doctoral programs by U.S. News & World Report.

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Plentiful Possibilities

As an interdisciplinary gateway, the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) at Michigan gives you access to 14 Ph.D. programs through one application. Students rotate in labs of their choice throughout the first year to discover an ideal mentor and project match — for some, this exploration even leads to a completely different research area than originally planned!

Explore Our Programs

Admissions and first-year graduate studies are coordinated through PIBS. Explore our 14 programs:

*In addition to admission through PIBS, these programs offer direct admission.