Joe Cirilo, a student in the Biomedical Sciences PhD program, is seen at work in a College of Medicine lab in June 2020.

Biomedical Sciences PhD

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Biomedical Sciences PhD Entering Class Profiles

Fall 2021 incoming class

100 percent

have had sustained research experience in a scientific laboratory

Academic Profile

Colleges and universities: 16 (undergraduate) in eight states and two foreign countries
Average (undergraduate) GPA: 3.56
Advanced degrees: 11 percent have MS or beyond; 28 percent entered immediately after receiving an undergraduate degree
Undergraduate majors: 6


18 incoming students
61 percent female
39 percent male
14 percent under-represented minority students
89 percent U.S. citizens or permanent residents
11 percent non-U.S. citizen

Three-Year Admission Averages (2019 to 2021)

Applications received: 243
Offers of Admission: 47
Incoming Student Enrollment: 19