What will I learn?

The Molecular Medicine (MOME) track (formerly Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases) track in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate program at The University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences on the Health Science Campus nurtures students and provides them with the necessary tools to pursue an independent career in biomedical sciences. The program encompasses a unique interdisciplinary approach to train students to conduct research in the underlying molecular mechanisms of diseases that have profound impact on human health.

The program draws on faculty research strengths in signal transduction, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, gene microarrays, genomics, proteomics, gene knockout and transgenic, tissue culture, and protein and carbohydrate biochemistry. The MOME faculty members are not only drawn from its associated department, the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and from the Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research (CeDER), but also from other departments including the Departments of Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. Modern, well-equipped research facilities are available through the participating departments. The MOME program offers degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters in biomedical sciences (MSBS). The program also offers these graduate degrees in combination with the Medical Degree (MD) that is offered by the medical school. Students from the four programs, PhD, MSBS, MD/PhD and MD/MSBS, follow a well-defined program that includes core courses, journal clubs, seminars, laboratory rotations, independent research, and electives in the area of interest. Students select faculty advisors and begin their independent dissertation research following the laboratory rotations in the biomedical science core curriculum. The curriculum is designed to enable students, guided by their advisors, to develop the expertise that prepares them for a successful career in research and education.

Which department am I in?

College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$12,948.60 per year
Tuition fee is for Fall & Spring (plateau 12-15 hours); For summer fee (plateau 9-11 hours): USD $9,711.45.
Start date

13 January 2022, 30 August 2022


Health Science Campus

3000 Arlington Avenue,



43614, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university required.

For international students

To be admitted to the Ph.D. or Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) Program, applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Minimum scores at the 50th percentile or above for both Verbal and Quantitative scores and 4.0 (Analytical Writing Test) are recommended to be competitive for most degree programs. For international applicants, an appropriate test of English language proficiency is required. Scores from The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are accepted and a minimum iBT score of 80, or PBT score of 550 is required. Scores from The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) are also accepted, and a minimum score of 6.5 is required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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