The Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) offers cutting edge research training in basic, biomedical, clinical and population sciences. We offer eight Ph.D. granting graduate programs and four M.S. level programs:
Our graduate programs cover the entire range of biomedical research, from the basics of protein structure and molecular biology, through integrative systems physiology, virology and vaccine development up to behavior, cognition, population based genetics, and the impact of the environment on human health. Our programs place a special emphasis on the importance of translational research.
Graduate programs are independent from departments and consist of faculty in the basic science and clinical departments of the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, a wide array of Internationally recognized Organized Research Centers and Institutes on campus including the Center for Vaccine Development, the Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, the Institute for Genome Science, the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and the Institute of Human Virology in addition to collaborations with other University of Maryland campuses. This structure provides greater coordination between and within the graduate programs in order to better serve the training and education needs of our graduate students. Graduates of our programs develop successful careers in academic research, governmental and industrial research, academic policy & administration, patent law, scientific writing and editing, consulting and more.
The University of Maryland Baltimore is a leading research institution located a few blocks from Baltimore's Inner-Harbor, which is an ideal location within the nexus of biomedical research on the East Coast providing students with access to an unparalleled level of breadth and depth of research expertise. The Graduate Program in Life Sciences is collaboration between the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, Dental School and Graduate School.