Cell, Molecular and Cancer Biology Graduate Program


Graduate programs leading to the Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Anatomy & Cell Biology, Pharmacology, and Physiology are offered by Medical Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington. The primary objective of these graduate programs is to train independent research investigators who can make contributions to their fields of knowledge while working in academic or government institutions or in industry laboratories.

The programs stress the relationship between structure and function in health and disease. Opportunities exist for interactions with faculty and students in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Programs in Biochemistry and Neural Science, the Indiana Molecular Biology Institute, the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, and the Indiana University Proteomics Research and Development Facility.


  • Application deadline
  • December 1st

  • Admission requirements
  • Requirements include the equivalent of a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher education, scores of 55th percentile or above on each portion of the GRE general test (an advanced test is not required), TOEFL of 100 iBT (internet based)  or 600 pBT (paper-based)  or above, (international students only) and a GPA in science courses of 3.0 or the equivalent.

    If, after examining our admissions criteria and program description, you wish to apply please complete the on-line application forms available at For more detailed instructions, please see information for Domestic Applicants or International Applicants.

    Paper copies of the application for international students are available from the International Admissions Office. Please request this via email at:

    Those interested in the combined MD/Ph.D. program must submit separate applications to the School of Medicine Admissions Office for the MD program and to the Medical Sciences Graduate Program for the graduate degree program.


    Medical Sciences Curriculum and Degree Requirements

    Each of the basic medical sciences disciplines — anatomy, pharmacology, and physiology — administered by the Medical Sciences program of the School of Medicine on the Bloomington campus offers work leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

    Please select a program below to view the degree requirements and curriculum:

  • Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology


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