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The Rockefeller University PhD Program

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences. The university’s 81 laboratories conduct both basic and clinical research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.

The areas of research studied in Rockefeller laboratories include:  

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, and Structural Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Immunology, Virology, and Microbiology
  • Mechanisms of Human Disease
  • Neurosciences and Behavior
  • Organismal Biology and Evolution
  • Physical, Mathematical, and Computational Biology
  • Stem Cells, Development, Regeneration, and Aging

The university’s Ph.D. program offers rigorous training and close mentoring by faculty. Our students come from around the world (currently representing 41 countries), and international students comprise approximately 35 percent of our student body. The graduate program is flexible and individualized depending on a student’s needs and provides outstanding opportunities for intellectual growth as well as full professional and financial support, including:

  • No tuition
  • Stipend of $40,500 per year
  • Subsidized student housing on or near campusphd@rockefeller.edu
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage

Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, The Rockefeller University provides students with the best of both worlds — an intimate campus environment and access to all New York City has to offer.

For inquiries, please email phd@rockefeller.edu, or apply online at www.rockefeller.edu/graduate


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