Welcome to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP) at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus (MSC), where education and research are our highest priority. Our goal is to educate individuals dedicated to pursue an exciting and rewarding career, in an academic environment leading to excellence in research and teaching. We are the only academic institution in Puerto Rico that offer programs leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees with specialties in our basic departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Zoology, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Physiology. In addition, we provide doctoral degree sub-specialties (tracks) in Neuroscience, Virology and Molecular Genetics. Moreover, we support combined MD/PhD degrees programs in our academic institution or in collaboration with Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our BSGP cosponsor an intercampus Ph.D. program with the Department of Biology at the Río Piedras Campus.

We have an outstanding, motivated and experienced faculty who has taken a leadership role in and outside Puerto Rico. These qualifications guarantee a comprehensive and stimulating environment for our students to pursue a career in the research and/or academic arena. Our graduate faculty fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between basic and clinical scientists (within Puerto Rico and with well-know investigators around the world) in an effort to broaden the exposure of our students beyond what is traditionally expected in biomedical research. Students participate in a wide variety of courses, seminars, workshops, and similar activities scheduled by our five departments. We currently have over 100 doctoral and master students that have been exposed to the most recent discoveries at the molecular and system level, state-of-the-art instruments and techniques. Our well-trained graduates obtain positions in the pharmaceutical industry, teaching institutions (colleges and/or universities), and postdoctoral positions in Puerto Rico or in main research institutions in the USA mainland.

We invite you to consider this as a place where you can find forms, policies, procedures, news, and other information related to our graduate program. No matter which of our five Biomedical Science departments you concentrate in, or how ambitious your goals are, I am confident that you will find our BSGP an exciting and supportive environment to pursue your graduate training and personal goals.


Associate Deanship for
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
School of Medicine, MSC-UPR