Molecular Biosciences

Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences

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Molecular Biosciences is an umbrella program that administers five graduate programs in the biomedical and life sciences at Rutgers University. Molecular Biosciences serves as an entry portal to review applications for admission, coordinate the first-year curriculum and assist students to identify a laboratory in which to conduct their thesis research.

Students are free to carry out their PhD research with any faculty member affiliated with one of the five Molecular Biosciences graduate programs, which are administered jointly by the Rutgers Graduate School New Brunswick and the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

  • Molecular Biosciences offers research opportunities in more than 200 laboratories
  • A stipend of $29,605, tuition remission and health benefits are guaranteed

Now accepting applications for admission for Fall 2017

Deadline December 1, 2016

Outstanding, qualified applicants will be invited for interviews. For invited students currently living in the continental United States, travel and lodging will be provided for on-campus visits on one of two dates in February. Invited students will have the opportunity to learn about our programs, meet with faculty and students, and explore the Rutgers campus.

Upcoming on campus interview dates for invited applicants: February 5, 2016 and February 19, 2016

Students invited to interview who are outside of the United States will be interviewed by Skype.


As a result of The New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act effective July 1, 2013, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, formerly affiliated with UMDNJ, became part of Rutgers.

Learn more about the new Rutgers