Biomedical Sciences (Doctorate)
Creighton University’s Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences will prepare you for a rewarding career as a scientist, educator, administrator or consultant. You’ll learn new ways to analyze problems, and develop the means to solve them, by completing an in-depth research project. Through your dissertation work in the School of Medicine, you’ll become an expert at communicating your findings to peers and in literature.
In keeping with the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person, this top biomedical sciences PhD program develops students as well-rounded individuals. You’ll be inspired to think critically about pressing topics, engage in conversations about research ethics and spark your creative inquiry. Research at Creighton is mission-driven, making your work part of a larger effort to serve others and create a more just world.
Your research passions are our priority
The doctoral program in biomedical sciences is personalized to your interests and goals. You’ll have an individualized plan of study and opportunities for both theoretical and applied research in your field. Possible areas of study include:
- Cancer biology
- Auditory and vestibular research
- Biochemistry and chemical biology
- Cell and developmental biology
- Molecular biology and gene regulation
Your professors will work closely with you—guiding your studies and acting as teachers, advisors and mentors throughout your degree and career. Many of our faculty members collaborate and work with students long after they earn their degree.
Creighton's state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Biomedical Sciences department's core facilities and Integrated Biomedical Imaging Facility, provide hands-on experiences that will help you develop skills to differentiate you after graduation.
Join a growing field of biomedical research scientists
Biomedical science is a growing field, and research scientists are in high demand—job opportunities for biomedical scientists are expected to grow 13% over the next decade. A graduate education is strongly suggested for advancement in the field. 62% of biomedical scientists have a doctoral or professional degree.
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