University of California, Riverside


Academic Programs

In the lab.

An Interdepartmental Graduate Program

The Graduate Program in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology (CMDB) includes more than 60 faculty members, spanning 11 departments.

As a CMDB student, you will have opportunities to do research in the following areas of basic, applied, medical and agriculture sciences:

Biochemistry Biology Bioengineering Biomedical Sciences
Botany and Plant Sciences Cell Biology and Neuroscience Chemical & Environmental Engineering Chemistry
Entomology Nematology Plant Pathology  

Degrees Offered

The interdepartmental CMDB program offers paths of study toward both a Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The great majority of students enroll in the Ph.D. program. The average time it takes to earn a degree is 5.5 years.

We also admit a limited number of master's degree students. The average time to degree is two years. On occasion master's degree students continue on to complete a Ph.D. at UCR.

Ph.D. Degree Program

M.S Degree Program

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology
1140 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5621
Fax: (951) 827-5517