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About the School

Flexible Curriculum

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies provides several academic programs leading to a variety of advanced degrees in biomedical sciences. Programs leading to PhD and masters’ degrees in basic science research are available.

Students seeking a PhD enter the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) and rotate through a variety of labs. This program provides foundational knowledge in biomedical sciences and plenty of research opportunities for students to take advantage of in their doctoral work. 

For those interested in combining a medical degree or a podiatric medicine degree, combined MD/PhD and DPM/PhD degrees are also available. These programs provide interdisciplinary and interprofessional experiences for careers that combine basic biomedical research and clinical practice. 

Following in Franklin’s Footsteps

Scientific research is in our DNA. The science mastered by Rosalind Franklin, PhD, is helping a team of top researchers at Dr. Franklin’s namesake university visualize and understand how protein structures function at the atomic level … and that’s just one example of the research happening right here, right now.

RFUMS has made significant investments in research facilities and personnel over the past decade, recruiting top structural biologists who have been warded highly competitive NIH grants to fund their research of high biological significance.