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Message from the Senior Associate Dean

Welcome to the Rowan University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (RowanGSBS). RowanGSBS is a well-established research institution located on a rapidly growing campus in southern New Jersey, 20 minutes east of Philadelphia. We have all the benefits of a large university but with a small campus feel. Although Rowan University is New Jersey’s newest public research university, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has been located in Stratford since 1997. Our state-of-the-art research facilities are fully equipped to answer the latest, toughest questions in biomedical research and were founded to provide graduate training in the many disciplines of biomedical science.

We currently offer several degree granting programs: 1) an interdepartmental program leading to the Ph.D. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, 2) a unique joint D.O./Ph.D. program with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, 3) a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, 4) a Master of Biomedical Sciences (non-thesis), 5) a Master of Science in Molecular Pathology and Immunology, 6) a D.O./M.S. program with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, 7) a non-thesis and thesis Master of Biomedical Sciences/ Master of Public Health dual degree program with the Rutgers University School of Public Health, and 8) a Certificate in the Biomedical Sciences.

New for 2014, the Cell and Molecular Biology MS (thesis) program is a robust option for students considering a doctoral degree towards a career in academia or in biomedical research. In fact, students in this program will take classes alongside PhD students, so this program is an excellent way to transition smoothly to the PhD program.

We also have a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program, which provides a 10 week, faculty mentored laboratory experience for undergraduate students who are considering research careers in the biomedical sciences.

We seek to attract talented students to all our programs, particularly the Ph.D. and D.O./Ph.D. programs. Successful applicants will work in modern, well-equipped laboratories with highly committed, enthusiastic faculty exploring current research topics in the biomedical sciences. Our multidisciplinary, interdepartmental doctoral program provides a core curriculum in Cell and Molecular Biology offered through the combined efforts of the faculty in the Department of Cell Biology and the Department of Molecular Biology. We seek to develop well-trained, enthusiastic research scientists who are equipped to address critical deficits in our current knowledge in the biomedical sciences. The successful applicant to our Ph.D. program can expect to receive a stipend of at least $28,455 per year, tuition remission and paid health insurance. Housing is available in the immediate vicinity of the campus.

The graduate faculty on the Stratford campus take great pride in their graduate programs. I invite you to explore our website to get to know more about our programs and the research interests of our faculty. If you are a prospective student and have questions regarding our degree programs, applications or admission procedures, please contact me or one of the administration directly. We look forward to helping you with your career goals.

Carl E. Hock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Senior Associate Dean, GSBS


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