Biosciences at UCLA
UCLA offers 18 distinct Ph.D. programs in the biosciences. The majority of Ph.D. programs are jointly administered by UCLA's Life Sciences Division and the David Geffen School of Medicine- while other programs are affiliated with the Division of Physical Sciences, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Dentistry, and the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. 11 of our 18 Ph.D. programs fall under the ACCESS program that allows first year graduate students flexibility in choosing their final PhD program.
All Ph.D. programs at UCLA are administered through UCLA's Graduate Division; however students should check the application requirements for the particular program they are interested in.
The majority of the Ph.D. programs offered in Biosciences are affiliated with an umbrella graduate admissions and first year program, called ACCESS to Programs in the Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Life Sciences. Students interested in one of the 11 programs offered through ACCESS, should apply directly through ACCESS.
Affiliated Research Centers & Institutes
In addition to the solid graduate education and training associated with the departments and schools above, the world-class research centers and institutes that we have on campus, provide great opportunities for the development of new ideas and partnerships.