Ph.D. Programs

These seven Ph.D. programs exemplify the collaborative infrastructure of the UF Health Science Center with innovative research opportunities and excellent faculty.

  • Anatomical Sciences

The PhD program in human Anatomical Sciences Education is a dissertation-based doctoral program designed to train individuals to become fully qualified educators in all of the anatomical disciplines and conduct educational scholarly research for promotion and tenure. It offers a broad range of courses related to medical human gross and microscopic anatomy, anatomical imaging, cell biology, combined with higher education.

  • Biomedical Informatics

The University of Florida’s Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Biomedical Informatics offers advanced training in computer science, health and medicine, biostatistics, data science and analytics, engineering, and research methodology to prepare students for academic and research careers in the growing field of biomedical informatics.

  • DMD/PhD

The DMD-PhD joint degree program was established in 2012, and designed to train future leaders in academic research to tackle clinical disorders related to oral health. Students learn to apply modern research methods in a multidisciplinary environment. The DMD program is a collaborative program between the Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine.

  • Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences provides a predoctoral educational experience that trains experimentalists and scholars prepared for a wide range of careers in biomedical science. Students can choose from seven concentrations: biochemistry and molecular biology, cancer biology, genetics, immunology and microbiology, molecular cell biology, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology.

  • Health Outcomes and Implementation Science

The University of Florida’s Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Health Outcomes and Implementation Science offers advanced training in health services research and implementation and prevention science. Graduates are equipped to conduct health outcomes assessments and clinical effectiveness research in a range of biomedical, clinical and community settings.

  • MD-Ph.D. Training Program

The MD-PhD Training Program is at the interface of discovery and development where we are transcending individual disciplines for the “team science” paradigm. The goal of the MD-PhD Training Program is to enable scholars to obtain the best training in their intended research areas, while working closely with an outstanding faculty.

  • Medical Physics

UF’s Medical Physics Program is one of the oldest medical physics programs in the US, originating in 1961. The program is CAMPEP accredited for graduate degrees for both the M.S. and Ph.D.  While the program is academically housed in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, the program is a joint effort of the College of Engineering and the College of Medicine.