Leverage the resources of Brooklyn's only academic medical center to pursue cutting-edge biomedical science.

Downstate's School of Graduate Studies offers doctoral degrees in three areas:

  • Neural and behavioral science, which features neuroscience research at both the molecular and behavioral level.
  • Molecular and cellular biology, which offers concentrations in cardiovascular science, fundamental cellular and molecular biology, cancer biology and more.
  • Biomedical engineering, applications to the BME program are currently suspended awaiting approval of the program changes by the NYS Education Department.

In addition, a joint MD/Ph.D. program combines a Downstate medical degree with a doctorate in any of those fields. A separate Ph.D. track in nanoscale science or engineering is offered through SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany.

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