PhD and Master’s Degree Programs

Science informs medicine and medicine informs science. Our graduate students conduct their thesis work in faculty labs, where their basic, translational and clinical research advances our understanding of human development and disease. Our Master’s degree and PhD students also contribute to the development of new diagnostics and therapeutics in cardiology, neurology, cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases and more.

Combined PhD Programs for Medical Students

  • Medical Scientist Training Program MD/PhD
  • Bioengineering MD/PhD
  • Independent PhD: Medical students may also pursue advanced training leading to a MA, MS or PhD in the Biomedical Sciences Program independent of the Medical Scientist Training Program, or in any of the UC San Diego general campus science or engineering programs. Information is available from relevant departments and faculty.

School of Medicine PhD Programs

Related PhD Programs in other Departments

Master's Degree Programs

Joint Programs with San Diego State University