About the College
The College of Graduate Studies educates students to be biomedical research scientists, preparing them for careers in academic medical centers, colleges and universities, biomedical research institutes, the biotechnology industry, and government agencies. The College educates graduate students through its six biomedical science programs.
Biomedical Sciences Program
The Biomedical Sciences Program for PhD students provides you with maximum choice in selecting a research specialization, and gives you a full year before making the crucial decision as to the topic and mentor for your thesis research. During the first year, you rotate through three labs, choosing from a variety of well funded labs in leading-edge research areas.
To help you select your rotations, faculty members from each department program take an afternoon early in the semester to present the research carried on in the program. After successful completion of your lab rotations and a first-year core curriculum taught by faculty from throughout the college, you select your thesis mentor and transition into the appropriate degree-granting program.
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(Note: The College of Graduate Studies also awards master's degrees and MD/PhD degrees.)
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Upstate Medical University has a long history of providing an excellent education. Our research focuses on some of the most critical diseases that affect human health and our outstanding faculty features international experts in many areas including neuroscience, cardiovascular physiology, cell and molecular biology, stem cell research, structural biology, virology and cancer biology.
Our graduate students receive training in the latest scientific research techniques using state-of-the art technology and instrumentation.
In addition, we are committed to helping our students become well-trained scientists by providing mentoring, opportunities to hone presentation skills, and a solid grounding in grant and paper writing.
College of Graduate Studies at a Glance
- Biochemistry &
Molecular Biology: PhD/MS
- Cell & Developmental Biology: PhD/MS
- Microbiology & Immunology: PhD
- Neuroscience: PhD
- Pharmacology: PhD
- Physiology: PhD/MS
Areas of Interdisciplinary Research Concentration:
- Disorders of the Nervous System
- Infectious Diseases
- Diabetes/Metabolic Disorders/Cardiovascular Disease
PhD, MS, MD/PhD
(54% women, 10% minority,
SUNY Upstate Research Funding: Approx. $39 million
SUNY Upstate Research Projects: 682
100% of the PhD students who graduated in 2010 and were seeking placement, received jobs or post-doctorate positions in their fields
All PhD students receive a full tuition scholarship and an annual stipend of $22,845.
Master's students pay tuition at the SUNY rate.