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Diverse Program Choices and Programmatic Flexibility

The BioMolecular Science Gateway offers admission to six graduate programs: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Cell and Molecular Biology; Genetics and Genome Sciences; Microbiology, Genetics, and Immunology; Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology; and Pharmacology and Toxicology. While earning their Ph.D. (the BMS does not accept Masters students), the students have access to training in over 150 research laboratories in the fields of biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, genomics, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, plant molecular biology, structural biology, and virology.

Students rotate through the laboratories of potential Ph.D. mentors and take coursework appropriate to their disciplinary interests. In the spring semester of the first year, students have the opportunity to select the Ph.D. program that aligns most closely with their educational goals. [More on Program Choices]

State-of-the-Art Facilities

A diverse selection of world-class facilities allows students to focus on their research and education. [More on our Facilities]

We Pay for Your Education

All students admitted are offered a graduate assistantship that pays for living expenses, tuition, fees and health insurance. [More on Financial Aid and Benefits]

Professional Development and Career Opportunities

Workshops on writing, public speaking, teaching, and career mentoring prepare students for career success. [More on Professional Development]

A Great Place to Live and Work

East Lansing offers affordable living with access to cultural and recreational activities. In 2010, MSU ranked in top 20 places to work among U.S. academic institutions (The Scientist, 2010). [More about Living on Campus]

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