MCDB's graduate program is comprised of:
- a Ph.D. program with an average of 60 students
- a Pathways Masters Program, which includes a research thesis
- a very small, non-thesis Master's program
MCDB offers a wealth of research opportunities that span scientific disciplines in Microbiology, Cellular, Biochemical, Neurobiology, Plant Molecular Biology, and Developmental Biology, all within a single, cohesive department. Our students enjoy a collaborative, supportive, and nurturing atmosphere that fosters strong scientific and social interactions. Flexible course requirements allow students to explore diverse research topics in the life sciences.