DEGREE CONFERREDThe Division of Graduate Studies has as its objective the advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge through research in the biomedical sciences. For this purpose the Division coordinates graduate education leading to two advanced academic degrees: the Master of Science (M.S.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).Graduate studies are presently carried out in close coordination with the Basic Sciences Departments of the School of Medicine, with M.S. and Ph.D degrees offered in Anatomy, Biochemistry and Nutrition, Microbiology and Medical Zoology, Pharmacology, and Physiology.

The School of Medicine recognizes that the meaningful teaching of medicine requires the support provided by the research in the Basic Sciences and, thus, is committed to sustain a strong program of graduate biomedical education.