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Graduate Studies in Cell and Molecular Biology

Graduate student at the bench

General Information

The Graduate Program in Biology is a joint program between the departments of Biological Sciences at Rutgers-Newark and at the New Jersey Institute of technology (NJIT) and offers two degrees: the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. Non-Degree (NOD) option is also available.  The Program is arranged into three tracks, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology/Evolution and Neurobiology, each instructed by a core of faculty researchers.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes.pdf

Rutgers-Newark houses the Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) track, which provides graduate training in the following sub-disciplines:

           Cancer Biology                                       Cell Biology                                        Cell Metabolism     

           Cellular Neuroscience                          Gastrointestinal Biology                  Epigenetics

          Molecular Biology                                  Neurodegeneration                          Stem Cell Biology

You may find more information on faculty research and degree programs of the CMB track via the links below. 

                                                    Faculty Research 

     Non-Degree (NOD) Program       M.S. Program           Ph.D. Program     

                                       Information for Current Students


Application Requirements

  • For NOD: All transcripts - TOEFL (required for international students) - Curriculum Vitae
  • For M.S. and Ph.D.: All transcripts - GRE General (optional) - TOEFL (required for international students) - 3 letters of recommendation - Personal Statement (include description of previous research experience and current research interests) - Curriculum Vitae

     Information for International Students


Application Deadlines

  • NOD and M.S. deadline: August 1 for Fall admission and December 1 for Spring Admission
  • Ph.D. deadline: December 15 for Fall admission.  No Spring admission accepted.


Potential M.S. and Ph.D. students interested in the CMB track should apply to the Biology Graduate Program at Rutgers-Newark.  Apply  


Graduate Program Director: Dr. Haesun Kim (haekim@newark.rutgers.edu)

M.S. Program Coordinator: Dr. Ching-On Wong (chingon.wong@rutgers.edu)

Graduate training at research lab