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Our graduate programs cover the entire range of biomedical research and life sciences including the basics of protein structure and molecular biology, integrative systems physiology, virology, vaccine development, behavior, cognition, population-based genetics, and the impact of the environment on human health.

Graduate programs are independent of departments and consist of faculty in the basic science and clinical departments of the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, and 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 the 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 and administration, patent law, scientific writing and editing, consulting, and more. Our faculty are committed to supporting our students no matter their career goals.

The University of Maryland Baltimore is a leading research institution in the heart of downtown Baltimore, 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 a collaboration between the University of Maryland Baltimore’s School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and Graduate School.