Education & Training

Known for rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary collaborations, our offerings include undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postgraduate programs.

Our consolidated campus, fully integrated within the University, enables our basic science and clinical faculty to teach at every educational level.

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Education by the Numbers

  • 434

    undergraduate biology & neuroscience majors

  • 547

    Pritzker School of Medicine students

  • 18

    Distinct PhD Programs in the Biosciences

  • 961

    Graduate Medical Trainees

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PhD Programs

We offer 18 distinct PhD programs in the Biosciences which allow students to join an interdisciplinary community of scientists, learn from our world-recognized faculty, and conduct groundbreaking research.

We encourage prospective student to explore our distinct PhD programs and the many benefits of joining the University of Chicago as a graduate student which include participation in our Quantitative Biology Boot Camp at the Marine Biological Laboratory, a robust offering of career development opportunities through MyChoice, and a committed and diverse group of faculty mentors across our academic departments.  

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Pritzker School of Medicine

At the University of Chicago, in an atmosphere of interdisciplinary scholarship and discovery, the Pritzker School of Medicine is dedicated to inspiring diverse students of exceptional promise to become leaders and innovators in science and medicine for the betterment of humanity.

Discover the top-ranked medical school in Illinois which offers outstanding education within a medical school committed to our community and to the advancement of scholarship.  

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Master's Programs

Master's education is an important priority for the Biological Sciences Division. We currently offer a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and a Master of Science in Public Health Sciences for Clinical Professionals (MSCP) degree. Through our new Office of Master's Education, we are working with faculty across the Biological Sciences Division to develop new and innovative professional programs in the biological sciences.  

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Biological Sciences Collegiate Division

The Biological Sciences Collegiate Division (BSCD) is the home to the biological sciences curriculum at the University of Chicago.

With courses and research opportunities offered by faculty in the Biological Science Division, we believe knowledge of biology is essential for understanding ourselves and the world in which we live.

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