University of South Carolina

School of Medicine

Integrated Biomedical Sciences


Graduate Office

Suite 304

Columbia, SC 29208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in respective discipline

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Despite significant advances in the medical field, many questions remain regarding human disease. Innovations in the diagnosis or treatment of disease require the integration of knowledge across biomedical disciplines. Realizing that the next generation of biomedical researchers will require a breadth of knowledge across disciplines, the University of South Carolina has developed an Integrated Biomedical Science PhD program. This program includes faculty and students performing biomedical research in the College of Arts and Science (Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry), School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health (Department of Exercise Science) and School of Medicine. In this program, students take a common set of core courses that includes advanced cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and research ethics. In addition, students take elective courses in their specific areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to perform research with over seventy faculty in the participating departments. These faculty perform research in such diverse areas as cancer, neuroscience, alternative medicine, cell biology, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, regenerative medicine and other areas. Stipend support as well as partial support of health insurance is provided to all PhD candidates in this program. In addition, graduate tuition is paid by the program.


The university is accredited by SACS. The School of Medicine is accredited by the LCME.

International Student Requirements:

International students should obtain scores of at least 100 on the TOEFL.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 62

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 0 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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