60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Molecular Medicine program at the University of Arizona is an interdepartmental, multidisciplinary training program fostering the development of scientists and educators who are prepared for lifelong participation in research and other intellectual pursuits. 

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Key Features

With an emphasis on bridging basic and translational science, students of the Molecular Medicine program at the University of Arizona receive advanced training in the theory and practice of biomedical science. There are opportunities to investigate human health and disease ranging from biophysical studies at the atomic level, to modeling critical cellular process in tractable systems, to clinical research. 

The exposure and skills that students acquire prepare them for careers in biomedical research (including academia and the biotechnology industry), science education, journalism, and public policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Principles of Cell Biology 
  • Science, Society, & Ethics
  • Systems Biology
  • Nucleic Acids, Metabolism, and Signaling
  • Immunological Concepts 
  • Principles and Molecular Mechanisms of Microbe-Host Interactions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with an interest in pursuing this degree field should apply through the Arizona Biological and Biomedical Sciences program.  Upon succesful completion of the first year of PhD studies, ABBS students have the opportunity to transfer into Molecular Medicine as second year students and continue their research more in-depth in one of our three research emphasis tracks.
  • ABBS considers a variety of factors when reviewing applications. Research experience is desirable in candidates to our program, but extensive research experience is not required.  Molecular Medicine typically admits students with an undergraduate degree in biological, computational or physical sciences but has also considered applicants from other backgrounds.  To be considered, students must have completed coursework in - and have a good understanding of - Mathematics (through Calculus), Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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