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The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) oversees graduate (PhD) and postdoctoral training in the biomedical sciences in the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM). The Office also has a close working relationship with the Graduate College.

Our Biomedical Science PhD candidates benefit from the diversity of an umbrella program and the support of a cohesive academic campus.  The Biomedical Science Program (BSP) is a first-year umbrella program supporting matriculation into any of these seven PhD subprograms: Cancer Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Experimental Pathology, Free Radical and Radiation Biology, Molecular MedicineMolecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Pharmacology.

Successful completion culminates with a PhD granted in Biomedical Science and affiliated to a respective subprogram—for example, PhD, Biomedical Science (Pharmacology).  Six closely related PhD programs - Genetics, Biochemistry, Human Toxicology, Immunology, Microbiology and Neuroscience - complete the complement of biomedical PhD programs on the campus.