Prospective Students

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There is not a student application for the IMSD@UB. Students must first apply and be accepted into a PhD program in one of the participating schools or departments listed below. Potential IMSD students are nominated by the participating PhD programs. Express your interest in the IMSD program in your personal statement for best consideration.

Participating programs and schools

College of Arts and Sciences

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

School of Dental Medicine

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences   

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Public Health and Health Professions 


To be eligible for the IMSD@UB, you must be:

  • An incoming PhD student in one of the participating programs
  • A citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the US

Program Highlights

  • Funding for the first 2 years of your PhD, including:
    1. $31,000 yearly salary
    2. Tuition remition
    3. Funds for travel to research conferences
  • Get a head start with:
    1. A laboratory training course
    2. A summer research rotation
    3. Summer study groups
  • Professional development workshops
  • Research communication workshops
  • An individualized curriculum
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Career planning