Pennsylvania State University

Intercollege Graduate Degree Program

Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences


509R Business Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MCIBS is an integrative life sciences graduate program at Penn State. The goal of the program is to bring scientists from different disciplines together to create an exciting graduate program. In practice this means students and faculty are exposed to a wide variety of research problems and approaches. Students have the freedom to choose almost any life sciences lab on campus for their thesis work. The MCIBS program offers emphasis areas in Immunology and Infectious Disease, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Medicine and Molecular Toxicology – and includes over 120 faculty members from 6 colleges and 15 basic science departments on the University Park campus of Penn State. The MCIBS program believes that future breakthroughs will come from scientists with both in-depth training in a specific area and breadth of knowledge across the biological sciences who are able to recognize and translate the impact of progress in other fields to their own. The MCIBS program seeks students interested in integrating a specialized research focus within the context of broader biological sciences and who wish to pursue research careers in academia, industry and government.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

in addition to equivalent credentials above, international students need: scores of 100 or more with 23 on the speaking section for the internet-based test

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): N/A USD

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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