The Integrative Cell Biology Program offers programs leading to MS and PhD degrees. A dual degree of MD/PhD is also offered to students who are accepted into the Stritch School of Medicine and the Graduate School. Full tuition remission and stipend awards are available for accepted PhD and MD-PhD students. All applications are accepted for fall admission only. The application deadline for the PhD program is February 15 and deadline for the MS program is April 1
The rich research environment of Loyola University Medical Center is nationally and internationally recognized due to such programs as the Neuroscience and Aging Institute, the Burn-Shock Trauma Institute, the Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Parmly Hearing Research Institute, and the Oncology Institute, as well as the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center. The adjacent Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, which shares a strong affiliation with Loyola University Medical Center, offers many other opportunities for research collaboration.
Applicants for the MS Integrative Cell Biology Program, or the PhD Program must have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in biological sciences (e.g, biology, biochemistry, microbiology), chemistry and/or relevant coursework.