PhD Degree-Seeking Program

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is world-renowned for our front-line treatment of Ebola patients. We’re also on the front lines in education. Nationally-ranked programs, award-winning faculty and cutting-edge approaches to learning are just a few reasons why our graduates go on to rewarding careers and will continue to shape the future of science, academia and health care.

Our researchers were awarded over $174 million in grants and fellowships in 2019-20. These world-renowned researchers do work on a number of areas, including Cancer research, stem cells, transplantation, neuroscience, and drug design and delivery.

We also have a number of cutting-edge facilities devoted to research and education, including the Durham Research Center, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, The Lozier Center for Drug Discovery and Delivery, the Davis Global Center, and others.

Students will train and perform research projects supported by a principal investigator at UNMC for 4 to 5 years, resulting in a PhD awarded from UNMC.

For more on specific programs, click the links to the right.

For general information about being a PhD student at UNMC, please check the Graduate Studies page.

If you are interested in being a part of front-line biomedical research with the goal of transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities, please apply.