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Joint Doctoral Program (with SDSU)

Joint Doctoral Program

Program Description

The UCSD School of Biological Sciences offers a joint graduate program with the Department of Biology at San Diego State University, primarily in the areas of cell and molecular biology.

Graduate students in this program register at SDSU and conduct research in SDSU faculty labs while earning the Ph.D. degree in biology.

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biology is awarded jointly by the Regents of the University of California and the Trustees of the California State University.

Graduate students in this program are required to spend 1 year enrolled at UCSD. During this year, the students take School of Biological Sciences Graduate core courses while continuing their research at SDSU.

Admission Information

Students interested in this program should apply directly to SDSU. Get details at the SDSU Cell & Molecular Biology Doctoral program website.


Department of Biology
College of Life Sciences
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-0057
(619) 594-6767