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Curriculum

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Rosalind Franklin University offers several academic programs leading to advanced degrees in biomedical sciences, including PhD and Master’s degrees in basic science research. Students earning a PhD enter the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS). This program provides foundational knowledge in biomedical sciences and research opportunities for the student to select research topics for their doctoral work.

In conjunction with the Chicago Medical School and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine or the College of Pharmacy, we also offer joint MD/PhD and DPM/PhD or PharmD/PhD programs, which provide interdisciplinary and interprofessional experience for careers that unite basic biomedical research and clinical practice.

The Faculty Doctoral Program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science provides training and research experience in basic biomedical science for current faculty to strategically advance their careers. Successful completion of this program leads to a PhD.

The Master's Degree Program is intended for entry-level research and scholarly advancement in the biomedical sciences. Upon matriculation, students within the Master's degree program begin working in a laboratory, where they define a research project and assemble a research committee to provide mentorship and guidance through the student’s academic and research activities. The curriculum for each student within the Master's Degree Program is individually tailored by the research committee.