What is the timeline for the admissions process?
Applications are available year round and the application deadline is December 1, 2015. Files are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews are held on campus in February. Classes begin in mid-August.
What are the options for research areas in the PhD program?
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology & Anatomy
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Microbiology & Immunology
Physiology & Biophysics
When do I select my lab and degree discipline?
At RFUMS, all basic science Ph.D. students enter through our Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) and transition to a mentor’s lab at the end of their first year. IGPBS oversees the first year curriculum and new student laboratory rotations. The Program is flexible and student-oriented. With a broad array of mentors to choose from, you’ll have every opportunity to pursue research in an area you have already identified, or pursue a new research interest in many of our state-of-the-art laboratories.
In addition to coursework, you will participate in four, first-year laboratory rotations, each lasting about 8 weeks. Here, you will gain an appreciation of the scientific problems, technical skills and overall approach of each laboratory you might be considering. This exposure allows you to identify a mentor and dissertation project which best fits your research interests. You will make the critical decision regarding mentorship and laboratory for your advanced studies at the end of the first year and formally join that division as you begin your second year of studies. For more information about our program and specific faculty research, please visit the research by topic page on the University web site (www.rosalindfranklin.edu/sgps).
How do I get in touch with the admissions office or submit my application materials?
Telephone: (847) 578-8493
Mailing address: Rosalind Franklin University
SGPS Dean's Office
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064 USA