The explosion of information and ever-increasing understanding of biological systems at a molecular level makes this an extraordinarily exciting time to embark on graduate studies in the biomedical and life sciences. Advances in technology make it possible to image cells, analyze genomes, identify molecular structures and map developmental pathways in ways only imaginable a decade ago. A creative faculty committed to mentoring, an innovative curriculum that emphasizes exposure to an array of experimental approaches in an interdisciplinary manner, and a lively learning community of students make Rutgers a leading research University and a great choice for pursuing graduate work at the forefront of molecular bioscience.
Applications are due on December 1 of each year.
In 2016 Rutgers University celebrates its 250th year: chartered as Queens College in 1766, Rutgers was the eighth institution of higher education founded in colonial America, established before the American Revolution. Recognizing the durability and extraordinary accomplishments of Rutgers, President Barack Obama spoke at the University's 250th commencement on May 15, 2016. In addition to citing the University as "one of the finest research institutions in America", President Obama said of Rutgers: "America converges here". This is an institution that values diversity as well as identity in a state that attracts educated people from all over the world.
On these pages, read more about the programs, curriculum, opportunities and support services available to students in the Molecular Biosciences.
Our graduates accomplish much while they are here at Rutgers and go on to accomplish even more, equipped with excellent training to tackle emerging questions in scientific research, inform public policy, develop novel therapeutics, educate the next generation or use their skills in other ways.