The Interdepartmental Biological Sciences (IBiS) Graduate Program of Northwestern University is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program covering all areas of biological sciences with more than 70 participating laboratories from the following 5 departments: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Physiology, Chemistry, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering of Northwestern University. The research of our faculty include cell, molecular, developmental, circadian, cancer, and structural biology, genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience, hormone action, signal transduction, bioengineering, biotechnology, and nanoscience. The program distinguishes itself by providing truly interdisciplinary training for its students, starting with rotations during the first 3 quarters of the academic year. The IBiS curriculum includes dedicated graduate courses that provide rigorous academic training, a large assortment of special topics courses and electives, teaching assistantships, and career development workshops and programs, to prepare our students for their careers after the Ph.D. Funding is guaranteed throughout the student's graduate career assuming acceptable performance. Additional funding opportunities exist in the form of fellowships, training grants and travel grants. IBiS offers a competitive stipend ($27,000 2009-10), tuition remission, and health and dental insurance coverage through the University.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission