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Graduate Education

Doctoral Degrees

Biomedical Informatics (PhD and Graduate Certificate)

Graduate programs in biomedical informatics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital give students the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research while being embedded in one of the premier healthcare centers in the nation. The programs provide an in-depth knowledge of key analytical concepts that underlie applications of informatics and biomedical data science, ranging from the study of molecules to individuals and populations. For a taste of what it's like to do research with us, check out this video. Two graduate-level programs are currently being offered:

Phone: 513-636-6250 | | Website

Cancer & Cell Biology (PhD)

The Graduate Program in Cancer and Cell Biology provides training that is intellectually stimulating, congenial and geared toward successful careers in a variety of fields. Program faculty are concentrated in the Department of Cancer Biology, which administers the program, and in the Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology at Cincinnati Children’s, with additional faculty drawn from more than 10 departments at UC and Cincinnati Children's.

Phone: 513-558-7379 | cellcoordinator@uc.eduWebsite

Environmental Health (PhD)

The world-renowned graduate programs in Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene, Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics train students to improve the quality of life by understanding the causes of environmental damage and identifying effective methods for preventing this damage. Doctoral (PhD) programs available in Environmental Health include:

Phone: 513-558-5701 | | Website


The Immunology Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's aims to provide unparalleled training for the next generation of forward-thinking and innovative immunologists. Our program offers rigorous coursework and practical training in some of the world’s most outstanding immunology laboratories.

Phone: 513-636-0254 | | Website

Molecular and Developmental Biology (PhD)

The Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children’s prepares our students for successful careers in the highly competitive world of research. Our students and world-renowned faculty integrate basic research in model organisms with translational research into disorders and diseases in children.

Phone: 513-636-4545 | | Website

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology (PhD)

The graduate program in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology will provide you with the challenge, intellectual excitement and high-level training necessary to jump-start your entry into a successful career in molecular medicine.

Phone: 513-558-5510 | | Website

Neuroscience (PhD)

This interdisciplinary degree-granting program supports study in a wide range of neuroscience-related research areas, including neural development; neurobiology of addiction; biology of neurological diseases; cognitive neuroscience; and neurodegeneration, neuroimaging and neuroendocrinology of stress, obesity and diabetes.

Phone: 513-558-1803 | | Website

Pathobiology & Molecular Medicine (PhD)

The Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program offers innovative training that unites contemporary investigative research in biomedical sciences with an understanding of human disease and the challenges to effective treatment.

Phone: 513-558-7113 | | Website

Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology (PhD)

Our doctoral degree program, the top ranked in Ohio, provides training for the next generation of scientists, innovators and leaders in pharmacology. Your thesis research will help develop novel therapeutic targets and will add new knowledge to existing chemical and biological molecular therapies.

Phone: 513-558-2366 | | Website

Systems Biology and Physiology (PhD)

Systems Biology and Physiology at UC is an interdisciplinary graduate program that combines a world-class faculty, talented graduate students and an outstanding research infrastructure. We were recently ranked the ninth-most productive program in the U.S.

Phone: 513-558-3102 | | Website

Medical Physics (DMP)

The graduate program in medical physics is ideally suited to those with a solid undergraduate background in physics and a desire to serve others as part of a health care team. The four-year program has a strong clinical emphasis and incorporates didactic course and laboratory work, a clinical practicum and an applied research project. This CAMPEP accredited program awards a DMP degree and prepares students for the American Board of Radiology Physics exam.

Phone: 513-584-9089 | | Website

Combined MD/PhD Program (Medical Scientist Training Program)

Cincinnati Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), a multi-institutional MD/PhD program supported by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.The mission of our program is to develop individuals who truly make a difference in patient outcomes through bench to bedside research.

Phone: 513-558-2380 | | Website

Haley Titus-Mitchell (left) is a PhD candidate.