What does it cost?

All accepted doctoral students are guaranteed a GRA appointment, which includes a full tuition waiver and a stipend.

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 110 credit hours, About 4-5 years.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Full-time attendance is expected.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall Priority Deadline: November 1
  • Fall Final Deadline: March 1
  • Spring/Summer: Does not admit

Translational Biomedical Sciences, Ph.D.

The Translational Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. offers an innovative and interdisciplinary training experience designed to position graduates to contribute to the improvement of human health through various biomedical science related careers.

Key areas of educational and research focus will be complemented by cross-training in business and entrepreneurship to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how to take discoveries from the "bench to the bedside."

Students will experience:

  • A signature, interdisciplinary curriculum with a focus on professional development
  • Mentorship from world-class researchers and distinguished faculty
  • Hands-on participation in cutting-edge biomedical research
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • Vibrant campus life in downtown Atlanta

Program Details

For application instructions, application tips and frequently asked questions, visit the Ph.D. How to Apply webpage.

The following materials are required for admission to the Ph.D. in Translational Biomedical Sciences program.

  • Online Graduate Application
  • $50.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts from each college and/or university attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample, optional
  • English Proficiency scores, if applicable

The Ph.D. core curriculum will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of cutting-edge biomedical science combined with an understanding of how to practically apply this knowledge to research and the business world. The program requires a minimum 110 credit hours usually completed over 4-5 years.

  • Required Courses – 28 hours
  • Elective Courses – 12 hours
  • Required Research – 70+ hours

Visit the catalog for a detailed description of course requirements.

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, such as assistantships and fellowships.

The institute provides funding opportunities in the form of Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs). All accepted doctoral students are guaranteed a GRA appointment, which includes a full tuition waiver and a stipend.

Cost Calculator

Our calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending the university.

More than ever, there is an urgent need for translating advances in basic biomedical sciences from the laboratory into new clinical therapies for human diseases. To meet this challenge, the Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBMS) Ph.D. program will educate a new cadre of biomedical scientists who will be ideally trained to enter the biomedical research and health professions workforce.

Students are provided a unique educational experience with a strong focus on multidisciplinary training and professional development. These experiences address unmet needs in advancing fundamental and innovative biomedical research that can be translated into improvements in human health. Graduates of the TBMS Ph.D. program will be poised to become societal leaders who contribute to the cutting-edge knowledge base and fuel a growing and rapidly evolving economy in Georgia and across the nation.

Description

Program Highlights

Laboratory Research

After admission, all doctoral students complete 2-3 laboratory rotations designed to match the student to a faculty advisor and lab for the duration of their study.
Matches are based on the student’s research interests, the faculty member’s current projects and available space.

During the student’s time in the faculty member’s lab, they will have the opportunity to contribute to research that tackles some of the world’s biggest health issues.

Professional Development

In addition to strong technical knowledge, industry employers seek graduates with strong, transferable skills. The Ph.D. program offers a unique curriculum that includes opportunities to develop oral and written communication skills, project management skills and creative problem-solving skills.

Students are also encouraged to complete an annual Individual Development Plan (IDP) to establish short- and long-term career objectives and develop a strategy to acquire the skills needed to achieve these goals.

Potential Career Paths

  • Clinical biochemistry/immunology/microbiology
  • Medical doctor/nurse/physiotherapist
  • Patent attorney
  • Regulatory affairs/technology transfer
  • Research and development (industry/academia)
  • Research management and administration
  • Science communication/journalism/publishing
  • Scientific sales and marketing
  • Specialist (ecologist, pollution control, bioinformatician)
  • Teaching (school/college/university)
  • Technical (quality control, research technician)

Program Highlights

Laboratory Research

After admission, all doctoral students complete 2-3 laboratory rotations designed to match the student to a faculty advisor and lab for the duration of their study.
Matches are based on the student’s research interests, the faculty member’s current projects and available space.

During the student’s time in the faculty member’s lab, they will have the opportunity to contribute to research that tackles some of the world’s biggest health issues.

Professional Development

In addition to strong technical knowledge, industry employers seek graduates with strong, transferable skills. The Ph.D. program offers a unique curriculum that includes opportunities to develop oral and written communication skills, project management skills and creative problem-solving skills.

Students are also encouraged to complete an annual Individual Development Plan (IDP) to establish short- and long-term career objectives and develop a strategy to acquire the skills needed to achieve these goals.

Potential Career Paths

  • Clinical biochemistry/immunology/microbiology
  • Medical doctor/nurse/physiotherapist
  • Patent attorney
  • Regulatory affairs/technology transfer
  • Research and development (industry/academia)
  • Research management and administration
  • Science communication/journalism/publishing
  • Scientific sales and marketing
  • Specialist (ecologist, pollution control, bioinformatician)
  • Teaching (school/college/university)
  • Technical (quality control, research technician)

Contacts

716 Petit Science Center
100 Piedmont Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-5035