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Doctoral Studies

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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

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NIH Awards UC San Diego $8.7M to Train a New Generation of Biological Sciences Graduate Students

Preparing a diverse pool of biologists for a new age requires emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusion, communication and leadership

Welcome to the new 2020 PhD Candidates!

The UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences, in affiliation with the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, welcomed a new class of doctoral candidates, with 32 students beginning their graduate school experience on Tuesday, September 8, 2020