Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biomedical Sciences

Applications for Fall 2024 open in September 2023

The PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences prepares you to be an outstanding research scientist qualified for a position in academia, industry or administration. This Program is an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on disease as a process that involves molecular, biochemical, cellular and organ system changes. You will use your multidisciplinary training to formulate and test research hypotheses in a highly collaborative environment of both scientists and clinical researchers.

Rush University is part of Chicago’s vibrant biomedical community. In addition to many nationally renown basic science and clinical research groups on campus, we also participate in the following:

  • Professional development forums with the University of Illinois in Chicago
  • Translational research partnership with the University of Chicago
  • Medical informatics consortium, CAPriCORN, with all of the academic medical centers across the city

After graduation, you will be well equipped with the knowledge, training and critical thinking skills to evaluate important research questions, generate relevant research data and apply results to address critical biomedical challenges that can improve health outcomes throughout the world.

Looking for information on our MS program? Visit the Master’s in Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program page.

Integrated Biomedical Sciences PhD Program Quick Facts
Program Type:





5 Years

Class size:

10 - 15


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Tuition, fees and aid

  • Complete tuition and fee information is available here.
  • Annual program activity fee: $250.
  • Select students will be offered competitive financial support, which may include a tuition scholarship, health insurance, and/or a monthly stipend. Details will be communicated in the offer of admission letter. Please note that non-U.S. residents are not eligible for Graduate College stipend support. 


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