At U of U Health, we invest in the next generation of scientific leaders as much as we do in our cutting-edge research. We have an extraordinary number of outstanding research graduate programs. You can choose from interdepartmental programs in addition to our department PhD, combined clinical and doctorate, and masters thesis programs.
For more information about doctorate programs for health care practitioners and non-thesis masters programs, go to the Degree Programs & Contacts page on the University of Utah Graduate School website.
Interdepartmental PhD Graduate Programs
Bioscience PhD Programs
The bioscience PhD programs are comprised of the molecular biology program and biological chemistry program. Each program is distinct in its core curriculum and requirements and reach across 11 departments at the University of Utah.
Neuroscience PhD Program
The neuroscience PhD program at the University of Utah offers rigorous training through a combination of coursework, research training, mentoring, and professional development.
The MD-PhD program provides an outstanding education for future physician-scientists. Students develop clinical skills and engage in rigorous scientific training.
School of Medicine Departmental Graduate Programs
Biomedical Informatics PhD
Our PhD program provides intensive coursework and research training in biomedical informatics. The primary goal of the program is to train students to be independent researchers when they graduate; many of our PhD graduates go on to academic careers.
Occupational and Environmental Health PhD
The program trains individuals interested in extending their professional occupational health practice through coursework applicable to research, academia, or allowing for higher placement in career areas such as prominent businesses, private organizations, insurance and government.
Population Health Sciences PhD
Leveraging the combined strength of health systems research, epidemiology, and biostatistics, students graduate from the PHS PhD program with the ability to shape and inform data-driven quality health care.
Public Health PhD
A PhD in public health will allow the public health practitioner to be a primary investigator on population-based studies and thus enable the researcher to compete for NIH and other funded studies.
Master in Biomedical Informatics
A master of science degree in biomedical informatics trains students in applied technical skills and management of health care analytics. Our program is geared toward: clinicians and health care professionals, biologists, and graduates in information technology and data science.
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
The MS in clinical investigation (MSCI) degree program provides classroom and mentored experience in clinical research and innovation, preparing its trainees for careers in academic medicine, the allied health sciences, and global health related fields.
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
The graduate program in genetic counseling is a two year master's of science program with full accredidation from the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling.
Master of Science in Laboratory Medicine & Biomedical Science
Areas for advanced study and research specialization include immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, clinical chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, hematology, hematopathology, immunohematology, and genetics.
Master of Science in Occupational Health
The master of science in occupational health (MSOH) degree program is designed to train occupational health professionals for professional practice or transition to further research training.
Master of Science in Public Health
The purpose of the MSPH program is to train public health professionals interested in a career in public health research.
Master of Statistics - Biostatistics
This program provides the student with a good foundation in the basics of applied statistics, the fundamentals of numerous problems in the areas of health, an ability to apply statistical knowledge to health-related data, and more.
We have an extraordinary number of outstanding research graduate programs.
College of Health Departmental Graduate Programs
Communications Sciences Disorders PhD
This program requires advanced coursework, independent research, and an in depth understanding of topics in one's area of specialization.
Health and Kinesiology PhD Program
The PhD program in health and kinesiology is research-intensive and trains students interested in conducting translational research that will enhance health, quality of life, and human performance.
Parks, Recreation, & Tourism PhD
The program consists of a major in parks, recreation, and tourism; an area of concentration; and a research core that includes dissertation research.
Rehabilitation Science PhD
The mission of this program is to advance the scientific knowledge underlying the clinical practice of rehabilitation through the development of expertise in research, teaching, and professional service.
Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology
The master of science thesis track is research concentrated and suggested for those wishing to pursue a doctorate or a line of work that is laboratory or research focused.
Master of Science in Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
At the masters degree level you can specialize in areas involving tourism, commercial recreation, natural resource management, therapeutic recreation, or experiential education.
Master of Science in Recreational Therapy
The master of science in recreational therapy provides an individualized, innovative, and progressive education that enables students to enhance their personal and professional knowledge and skill set while developing into leaders in the recreational therapy profession.
Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology
The master of science (MS) degree in speech-language pathology is an intensive program, normally involving a minimum of five semesters (one year, nine months) of study and
College of Pharmacy Departmental Graduate Programs
This program is intended for students who are interested in careers in basic or clinical research. It is constructed to intersperse the core curriculum requirements of the PhD program into the curriculum of the PharmD program.
Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research PhD
Students graduate with core competencies in health economics, epidemiology, research design, and statistics. They are also prepared to be independent outcomes researchers trained to generate evidence to support health policy decisions regarding pharmaceuticals and related technologies.
College of Nursing Departmental Graduate Programs
PhD in Nursing
Our PhD program enables students to learn from renowned faculty members in a top-tier 1 research institution, while preparing for a career in research. PhD graduates go on to transform the nursing discipline by advancing the theories behind practice and delivery.
This program prepares students for a dual role in research and advanced clinical practice in primary care. Students gain an essential skillset for conducting research and will be fully prepared to take the national board certification examination in their primary care specialty track upon graduation.
Master of Science in Nursing
Our online master of science program allows students to specialize in distinct areas of health care, expanding their career path and deepening their knowledge.