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Graduate Program


The graduate program in biology at the University of Rochester is designed to foster the development of scientists capable of doing advanced biological research. We offer a PhD and MS in biology. 

Rochester’s biology program is notable for its collaborative approach, world-class faculty who share a common interest in genetic processes, and myriad research opportunities on the River Campus and at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). 

The department is a five-minute walk from the Medical Center, which houses several biomedical departments, including:

URMC is also home to the Wilmot Cancer Institute and the Center for Neural Development and Disease. The physical closeness of these groups facilitates intellectual exchange and collaboration among the graduate programs of the basic and biomedical disciplines.