East Tennessee State University

College of Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences


807 University Pkwy

Johnson City, TN 37604

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Biomedical Science Program of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine offers courses of study leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science with concentrations in five basic science disciplines: anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, pharmaceutical sciences, and quantitative biosciences. The program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in research in the life sciences. Graduates find career opportunities in a variety of settings including universities, health science centers, health care industry,pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.A unique feature of the Ph.D. program is its multidisciplinary character,giving students a broad choice of faculty and laboratories for their research training. Students are admitted centrally rather than to departmental graduate programs and need not select an area of concentration until the end of the first year of study. An interdisciplinary core curriculum covers the basic knowledge and skills necessary for research in all areas of the biomedical sciences. Students become familiar with the laboratory environment of different faculty through a flexible program of laboratory rotations. After choosing a research advisor, students receive individualized research training. There are currently over 60 faculty, from five basic science and seven clinical departments, participating in the graduate program.


East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033, telephone (404) 679-4500, or Website with any question regarding the accreditation of East Tennessee State University.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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