Ph.D. On Campus

Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies

Columbia University

36 months
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The Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies (CMBS) is an interdepartmental degree-granting program offering predoctoral training for students at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. 


Key facts:

  • The Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies program presents students with a unique opportunity to obtain rigorous training in an individualized environment. 
  • The program is composed of faculty from each of the basic science departments at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Molecular Genetics 
  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Statistics for the Basic Sciences 
  • Responsible Conduct of Research and Related Policy Issues 
  • Mechanisms of Human Disease  
  • Molecular Biophysics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Only candidates for the PhD degree will be admitted.
  • One full year each of general chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics, biology, and calculus. Admission may be granted in exceptional cases to applicants who have not fulfilled all of these requirements. In such cases, the deficiencies are remedied after admission by adding appropriate courses to the curriculum.
  • The General GRE is required. One subject test in either biochemistry, biology, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics is recommended.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 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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