60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Molecular and Cellular Biology program from University of Arizona provide students with a broad range of well-funded research opportunities. These combined resources engender a multidisciplinary, interactive approach to research and education.

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The mission of the Molecular and Cellular Biology program from University of Arizona is to reveal the secrets of nature and to educate the next generation of science innovators.


We use innovative tools in our research to reveal fundamental biological processes that are common to all life on Earth. Our faculty focus on model systems that allow us to query the most basic of questions about nature, whether they be at the molecular level, at the level of a cell or organism or in development of clinical application of new human disease therapies. We have a diverse group of research interests including cancer, neurobiology, heart development and disease, plant development, evolutionary biology, cell signaling, gene expression, RNA biology, genetic networks and systems biology, and genome stability. For more details, we encourage you to browse our faculty research here.


We offer student-centered educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. The Molecular and Cellular Biology faculty teach over 550 undergraduate majors. In addition, we teach courses available for general education of all students of any major. We also train masters and doctoral level students. We aim for students to develop a deep understanding of current ideas and problems in molecular and cellular biology. At the same time, we build foundational skills in logic, reasoning, self-expression and communication-skills relevant to any career. Throughout our coursework, we emphasize active learning and problem-solving skills. We encourage interdisciplinary pursuits and are committed to providing hands-on and intellectually challenging experiences in research labs. Our goal is to prepare students for creative futures in the pursuit of scientific discovery, science education, or as knowledgeable representatives of science in society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Systems
  • Genetic and Molecular Networks
  • Scientific Communication
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solving Biological Problems
  • Science, Society and Ethics
  • Systems Biology
  • Statistical Bioinformatics and Genomic Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MCB participates in the Arizona Biological and Biomedical Sciences umbrella program.  
  • The Arizona Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (ABBS) integrates recruiting and admissions for the following graduate PhD programs: Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Cancer Biology GIDP, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Drug Discovery & Development, Genetics GIDP, Immunobiology, Medical Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physiological Sciences GIDP, and The School of Plant Sciences.  Students with interests in any of these PhD programs should apply through ABBS.  

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.


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