Comparative Biomedical Science Graduate Degree Program


Website: Comparative Biomedical Science Graduate Degree Program's website

Phone: (608) 262-0470

1656 Linden Drive
Room 113
Madison, WI 53706-1520


The Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS) graduate program emphasizes training graduate students in a multidisciplinary approach to addressing contemporary problems in biomedical sciences related to animal and human health. Faculty provide exceptional graduate interdisciplinary research training opportunities in core areas of animal and human health including immunology, molecular and cellular biology, physiology, neuroscience, genomics, oncology, virology, medical technology, infectious diseases, toxicology and pharmacology.


The majority of our students are funded by research assistantships provided by individual major professors. Other students are funded by training grants, fellowships, and teaching assistantships.


Coursework recommendations include a strong background in biology, chemistry and mathematics. During the first stage of admission, applications are objectively evaluated with the three most important criteria being academic credentials based on your transcripts and CV looking for evidence of rigorous coursework, significant research and breadth of experience; a description of your reasons for pursuing graduate study in the CBMS program demonstrated by a well-crafted essay that clearly articulates the significance of your research interests; and your potential for success in graduate school as indicated in the letters of recommendation. The CBMS program does not require the GRE.