Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


PhD Program

Application for 2024 PhD Admissions
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Einstein’s extraordinary graduate experience produces independent biomedical scientists capable of carrying out significant scientific work to improve the health and well- being of humankind.

Our Ph.D. program now boasts over 1,600 graduates employed in a wide range of academic scientific careers, as well as in non-academic settings worldwide.

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Einstein Umbrella PhD Program

You apply directly to our PhD program, not to a specific department. In the first year you will choose three lab rotations. This allows you to gain exposure many areas of research before making an informed decision about your thesis work.

Our graduate program is known for its high level of personalized mentoring. You choose a mentor who will guide you through your research, and an advisory committee to provide additional perspective and feedback to guide you through your thesis work. You meet regularly with the Directors of the Graduate Division at a variety of gatherings and develop an individualized curriculum based on your scientific background, interests, and goals.

Gatherings include:

  • First year "Phocus" Meetings
  • Thesis preparation workshops
  • Career workshops
  • Qualifying exam workshops

1st Year Class Profile
The 2023 entering PhD class includes 39 graduate students. They were selected from an applicant pool of around 550 applicants. Below is a description of the incoming graduate students for the 2023 PhD class.

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.50 (range 2.95-4.00)
100% have had a sustained research experience in a scientific laboratory
40% have published a scientific paper in a peer reviewed journal
52% have presented their work at a scientific meeting
48% have also spent a summer in a research program
Mean Months of Prior, Full‐Time Research Experience: 28

Benefits of Being an Einstein PhD Student

Full tuition remission
$42,000 Stipend (guaranteed for all years)
Free individual health insurance
Free Gym Membership at Einstein Athletic Center
Subsidized Housing in Student Housing Complex (across the street from the labs and classrooms)

Think Different, Think Einstein

At Einstein, you are part of an open-door environment where you are encouraged to share information and resources with fellow students and faculty. You work with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines across the institution. Our students are known for their unique ability to develop novel, cross-disciplinary areas of investigation.

Layered Learning

  • Research seminars
  • Journal clubs
  • Special interest research clubs
  • Work-in progress sessions
  • Departmental retreats
  • Graduate student research symposia
  • National research meetings where students present their work
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