Graduate Studies

The Division of Biological Sciences offers 2 distinct graduate programs:

The UC San Diego Biological Sciences program is a partnership between the Division of Biological Sciences and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This creates a powerful and closely linked intellectual community, unified by the broad discipline of biological sciences.

Our programs boast over 100 faculty who provide a supportive and stimulating environment to enable highly talented individuals to develop the skills and experience necessary to become world-class scientists.


Graduate News

Chandler Puritty

Welcome to our new 2019 Ph.D. Candidates!

You will be the creative engines of Biological Sciences. You’ll be the ones pushing the boundaries and creating new science.

Kit Pogliano, Dean of Biological Sciences

With these inspiring words, the dean of Biological Sciences welcomed the incoming class in the UCSD-Salk Biological Sciences doctoral program. The 28 students in the 2019 cohort are from across the United States and around the world with domestic students representing 7 states, and international students coming from China, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan.