The Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology (MCP) offers a course of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The program of study is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching, with a major emphasis on training in research. Students work closely with a dissertation adviser and members of a research group on novel and important biological problems at the cellular and molecular level. Each student’s program of study is created in consultation with the adviser to best fulfill the student’s unique educational goals.
We encourage applications from all qualified persons interested in pursuing a career in scientific research.
Please visit https://biosciences.stanford.edu/ for more information.
See our Admissions FAQ page here.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
• Coursework in: Physiology; Cell and developmental biology; Basic biochemistry and molecular biology; Genetics
• At least one year of university coursework in each of the following: Physics; Differential and integral calculus; Organic and inorganic chemistry
• The department is especially interested in those applicants who have research experience in the biological sciences
Admission of Ph.D. students into Molecular and Cellular Physiology (MCP) occurs through the Biosciences Ph.D. Program. Please review the complete up-to-date- information about the application process here.
• Applications are available online in early September at http://gradadmissions.stanford.edu
• Submit application, including transcripts and letters of recommendation by the deadline.
• Stanford tuition costs are paid for the student under terms defined in the MCP Graduate Student Handbook.
• All applicants are urged to compete for non-Stanford fellowships or scholarships, and U.S. citizens should complete an application for a National Science Foundation fellowship.
Additional inquiries can be directed to:
Student Services Officer
Stanford University School of Medicine
Beckman Center, Room B100A
279 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5345
All applicants for admission to the department are considered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender orientation, age or relationship status.