From exploration to expertise, the Biomedical Sciences PhD Program at Augusta University and the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) fosters a graduate experience like no other in the biomedical sciences.

Here, world-class faculty and staff invest time, attention, and resources into their graduate students who benefit from MCG's rigorous academic programs, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a caring community that is bonded by camaraderie and purpose.

The Biomedical Sciences PhD program is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, with expertise in the leading causes of death and disability in the United States and powerful predictors of the future of biomedical research. We have a long and rich history of providing excellence in graduate student research training, from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and immunology to neurodegenerative diseases and sensory disorders. Having focused areas of research strength in cardiometabolic disease, cancer biology and immunology, and neuroscience/sensory systems allows students to explore their area of interest as it relates to these areas of research to develop new and innovative research insights.

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Biomedical Sciences PhD Programs

From your acceptance letter to the moment you accept your diploma (and beyond), our Biomedical Sciences PhD programs open doors to groundbreaking research and outstanding education—and, to an embracing community, meaningful connections, and wide-ranging professional opportunities.

Our Biomedical Science Program is an umbrella program that encompasses a wide range of exciting research pathways designed to train the next generation of research scientists. Students can select from one of nine highly-collaborative and interdisciplinary majors.

We invite you to further explore the exciting opportunities awaiting graduate students in each of these nine majors.

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Student Spotlights

AU has research in lots of areas that gives incoming students the ability to choose their path according their interest. Most enjoyable is the diversity of people working here and the opportunity to connect with them.

Mahrima Parvin

Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

The faculty and student interactions are all so enjoyable. We are able to be comfortable and confident in a professional setting while still being able to make mistakes, ask questions, have fun, learn, and grow as scientists.

Julie Vincent


Augusta University is a very collaborative environment, and I know that I can easily ask any professor or fellow student a question and get a positive response. Additionally, my work gives me the opportunity to feel like I can make a real positive change in the world.

Noah Watson


Student Experience

From the core curriculum to your final defense, we want students to thrive at Augusta University. Here, you are part of a community of students who are hard-working, talented, and ready to make a difference. With the support of our faculty, access to an abundance of resources, regular professional development workshops, and the camaraderie of fellow students, graduate students at AU, you are set-up to succeed!

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