Ph.D. On Campus

Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

The University of Vermont

48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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The Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences program at The University of Vermont has at its underpinnings didactic training in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, data analysis, scientific communications, grant writing, and ethics, along with research rotations during the first year conducted in three laboratories. 


With ample opportunities for advanced elective courses catered especially to doctoral-level students (meaning that both contemporary and classical primary literature constitute the teaching materials, and in-depth discussions are the norm), students devote most of their time to basic science, applied, or translational research conducted in the laboratory of their primary mentor. Areas of research being conducted by CMB faculty recruiting students includes biochemistry, parasitology, bacteriology, virology, vaccine development, cellular and organismal metabolism, bioinformatics, genomics, intracellular motility, host defense and inflammation, allergy and autoimmunity, toxicology, cancer biology, redox biology, regenerative medicine, fibrosis, and x-ray crystallography.

Learning outcomes

The Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences program at The University of Vermont attracts applicants from diverse undergraduate majors, and we seek to admit students with hard science coursework appropriate to the major (recent admitted student majors include Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physics, etc.,) and indicating preparation for the Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Sciences doctorate. An important complement to coursework preparation is research experience outside the classroom. Most of our admitted students have worked during summers or after graduating with their undergraduate degree in laboratory settings, have strong letters from research advisors, and have gained the experience to explain in the personal statement and during the interviews what they were doing, why they were doing it, how the experience shaped their need to pursue doctoral studies, and how the CMB Program and specific labs of CMB faculty complement their interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • General Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Critical Reading & Analysis
  • Science Communication
  • Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics
  • Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Control of the Cell
  • Biophysical Techniques
  • Proteins II: Enzymology
  • Protein: Nucleic Acid Interact

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our application process begins with submission of a completed application to the Graduate College which includes three letters of recommendation, all higher education transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (if not a native English speaker) and the associated application fee. 
  • The CMB Recruitment and Admissions Committee will review completed applications for appropriate qualifications, skills, knowledge and motivation.
  •  Decisions will be based on a variety of criteria, including: undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, letters of reference, statement of purpose, educational background as demonstrated on all transcripts and an interview (Skype, phone, or on-campus).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
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