BioMolecular Science Gateway

Applicants from Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, or the parts of Texas and Florida impacted by the hurricanes who are worried that they will not be able to meet the December 1st application deadline, should contact Dr. John LaPres (lapres@msu.edu), Director of the BMS Gateway Program, as soon as possible. We do not want these hurricanes to delay your next step on your career path and are committed to helping you with you application.

Diverse Program Choices and Programmatic Flexibility

The BioMolecular Science Gateway offers admission to 6 graduate programs: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology. “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 2007, MSU ranked in top 20 places to work among U.S. academic institutions (The Scientist 21:61, 2007). [More about Living on Campus]

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BMS Newsletter

A listing of upcoming seminars, events, job postings, workshops, and scholarships. [Check out the latest Newsletter.]