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Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


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Einstein was one of the first biomedical graduate programs in the country to offer an integrated Ph.D. curriculum. Students apply directly to the PhD program, not to a specific department, allowing them to explore many areas of research before choosing one of more than 200 labs in which to conduct their thesis work. The graduate program is known for its high level of personalized mentoring and for students’ ability to develop new, cross-disciplinary areas of research.

Ph.D. candidates have a truly interdisciplinary graduate experience. During the first two semesters, they complete three laboratory rotations before choosing their thesis lab. Coursework does not follow a set curriculum; instead, students select, with the guidance of faculty mentors, a mix of courses that ensure a solid foundation in the molecular, cellular, and biochemical sciences. In the second year, students receive intense training through a variety of advanced specialized courses that correspond to their developing research interests. The remainder of their graduate training is spent in the laboratory focusing on individual research projects.

These extraordinary experiences produce independent biomedical scientists who are capable of carrying out significant research aimed at understanding biological systems and the eventual cure of human diseases. You will find Einstein PhD graduates engaged in a wide variety of scientific careers in biomedical research, academia, government, industry, and more.


Important Dates


September 2014

Recruitment opens  

September 2

Fall 2015 application opens

December 15

Deadline for Fall 2015 application

Mid-January - early March 2015

Applicant Interviews (candidates are contacted for interviews)

March 2015

Julius Marmur Symposium and revisit day for accepted students

April 15

Accepted students submit final decision

August 2015

Entering Class of 2015 begins

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