To provide students with the greatest flexibility in choosing a course of study, the Tetrad graduate program offers diverse training and opportunities in four major research areas: biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, and genetics. Although the Tetrad Program is organized into four research areas, most student thesis projects combine the strengths of multiple areas. Currently, about 120 faculty, drawn from several basic science and clinical departments, are affiliated with the Tetrad program.
The programmeTraining in the Tetrad program is centered at the Mission Bay campus of UCSF and is accomplished through a combination of carefully designed courses with high faculty-to-student ratios, a vigorous weekly seminar program that includes a student lunch with the speaker, a weekly dinner and discussion for students with a faculty member of their choice, opportunities for oral presentation and defense of scientific information and hypotheses, and interaction with colleagues at the Tetrad retreat each fall and throughout the year in the corridors and laboratories of UCSF.The Tetrad program is one of several UCSF graduate programs that form the Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS). PIBS is a confederation of faculty and students whose purpose is to provide opportunities for graduate training, foster collegiality among different disciplines, and facilitate development of new research activities that span traditional department boundaries.
- Cell Biology
- Biological Regulatory Mechanisms
- Principles in Molecular Genetics
- A minimum of a bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or the equivalent from an accredited institution is required
- Students with backgrounds in anatomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics and related fields, are welcome to apply, providing they have demonstrated a high level of academic proficiency (generally a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in relevant science courses).
- Upon completion of the application and receipt of the application fee ($105 for US citizens and permanent residents, and $125 for international applicants), or – alternatively – once the application fee waiver application has been approved, an admission file is established by the Graduate Division
Evidence of exposure to scientific research, generally as participation in a research project during at least one (preferably two or more) years, is regarded as an important attribute of the successful applicant.
International33095 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33095 USD per year during 60 months.
National33095 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33095 USD per year during 60 months.
In-State17993 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17993 USD per year during 60 months.
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