Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Biomedical Sciences

Applications Submissions for Fall 2021 Now Open 

The PhD in Biomedical Sciences program prepares you to be an outstanding research scientist qualified for a position in academia, industry or administration. This biomedical sciences graduate 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 graduating with your PhD in Integrated Biomedical Sciences, 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 Biomedical Sciences program page.

Integrated Biomedical Sciences 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.
  • Students who are admitted to the doctoral program will be offered competitive financial support, including a tuition scholarship, health insurance, monthly stipend and professional development support. Details will be communicated upon admission.
  • Annual program activity fee: $250.
  • Please note that non-U.S. residents are not eligible for NIH training grant support or University fellowships.


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