Multidisciplinary PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences

Application Instructions for Multidisciplinary PhD Track Programs

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This page contains step-by-step instructions to apply to PhD tracks and programs in Biomedical Sciences at the Health Science Campus in Newark, including:

Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology (CBNP)
Infection, Immunity and Inflammation (I3)
Molecular Biology, Genetics and Cancer (MBGC)


Click on “Requirements and Deadline” for any of the Track Programs to which you are interested in applying.

The webpage that appears will be a Track/Program specific webpage describing information required for your application and the deadline for receipt of your application.

On the right is an “Apply Now” button. Clicking that button will take you to the University-wide on-line Graduate and Professional Application Portal.

If this is your first time at the ON-LINE Application Portal, create an account.

Creating an account requires that you select a log-in username and password (or PIN). Retain this information for continued access to the Application Portal.

Respond to the questions on several pages that request your name, contact information, etc.

Finally, on the Application page titled Program Information, click on the arrowhead button for “Program Name”.
A pop-up window will open with an alphabetic listing of ALL the graduate degree programs at Rutgers University.

Click on “Biomedical Sciences”. The pop-up window will update to list the PhD and Masters programs for the Health Science Campus at Newark.

Select the doctoral track of interest by clicking on the “Fall” semester link for that doctoral track.
This selection will automatically fill in information on the Program Information webpage.

Continue answering questions on the Portal.

You can select a second doctoral track with the “Additional Track (optional) button.

When asked to report test scores, you can, but are not required to, enter GRE scores. International students from non-English speaking countries must enter TOEFL scores.

Submit your application on the last page in the Portal. You can save an incomplete application at any time.

Based on their interests, students entering the multidisciplinary program will choose one of four educational tracks that focus on molecular biosciences (MBGC), integrative biosciences (CBNP), infectious disease and immunity (I3), or biomedical engineering (BME). Each track provides a structured education in one of four broad biomedical subject areas and yet encourages students to develop their own curriculum on their specialized research interest. Faculty mentors may be members of more than one educational track, thereby allowing students greater flexibility in choosing the track that fits their educational needs. In addition, applicants can request consideration by one or two tracks.  Once enrolled, it is possible for students to move between tracks.