The University of Chicago's Division of Biological Sciences offers a total of 20 PhD granting programs, mostly organized in 4 broader umbrella groups called clusters: Biomedical Sciences, Darwinian Sciences, Molecular Biosciences and Neuroscience. The programs within a cluster have overlapping course work and share additional training activities. A few graduate programs, such as Medical Physics and Public Health Sciences, offer unique experimental approaches to a question and stand alone.
Unlike many other institutions, our graduate students represent a driving force that underlies the cutting edge research we do. If you want to be on that cutting edge, and to contribute in a meaningful way to our long history of research excellence, then we invite you to apply to our programs.