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Academic Programs


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:

Biomedical Sciences
Botany and Plant Sciences
Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Chemical & Environmental Engineering
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


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