Welcome to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona. Department faculty pursue excellence through teaching in the medical curriculum and graduate and undergraduate courses, through the pursuit of leading edge biomedical research, and through service to the University, local community and the nation.
Department faculty run active research programs in modern molecular and cellular biology which include areas of developmental biology, neuroscience, parasitology, immunology, cancer biology, and cellular structure and function. Our graduate programs attracts outstanding students from all parts of the US and the world. Graduate students from the interdisciplinary programs of Cancer Biology, Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Physiological Sciences also receive training in CMM faculty laboratories.
CMM Mailing address:
PO Box 245044, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Life Sciences North, Room 450, Tucson, AZ 85724-5044
Applications may be submitted at any time, and students may begin coursework in any semester. The applicant should indicate the semester (Summer, Fall, or Spring) in which he or she would like to begin coursework. The deadlines listed above are recommended deadlines. We accept applications on a continual basis. The Oversight Committee will begin reviewing applications for Summer and Fall semesters on April 15 and applications for Spring semester on November 1.
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended tests: GRE
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7
The certificate program does not provide financial aid.
Domestic Applicants: April 1st for all applications
International Applicants: April 1st for all applications
School Code: 4832; Dept. Code 0203
Minumum credits: 12
Core coursework: Every student will be required to complete the following courses with a grade of C or better:
CMM 501A or CMM 501B (501B may not be offered) ("Human Gross Anatomy"); 4 units.
CMM 510 ("Human Histology"); 3 units.
CMM 565 or CMM 565A ("Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging"); 2 or 3 units, respectively.
The student will be required to complete at least one additional course with a grade of C or better. The following courses are recommended:
CMM 577 ("Principles of Cell Biology;" 4 units)
CMM 595H ("Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases;" 2 units)
EPID 576A ("Biostatistics in Public Health;" 3 units)
EPID 651 ("Bioethics, Regulations, and Repercussions in Research;" 2 units)
PATH 515 ("Basic Human Pathology;" 4 units)
Other courses in the biomedical sciences and medicine may be appropriate and will be considered. The student will be required to receive approval from his or her advisory committee for his/her final selection of courses.
Other requirements: Every student will be required to complete the courses with a grade of C or better. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.