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Doctoral Studies

The School of Biological Sciences offers 2 distinct graduate programs:

The UC San Diego Biological Sciences program is a partnership between the School 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

Karagan Smith and Josh Dominguez

UC San Diego Biological Sciences Students Receive NSF Research Fellowships

Four receive honorable mentions in highly competitive STEM support program

Two UC San Diego School of Biological Sciences graduate students have been selected for prestigious Graduate Research Program (GRFP) fellowships by the National Science Foundation.

Andres Nevarez and Tara Spencer Named Bouchet Scholars

Andres Nevarez and Tara Spencer Named Bouchet Scholars

This year, five UC San Diego graduate students will be inducted into the  Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, a prestigious organization recognizing scholars who push boundaries through their commitment to social justice, inclusivity and academic excellence.