Graduates from the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences are scientists who create knowledge to establish novel and innovative technologies that are relevant for the health sector, and understand basic phenomena within the field of Biomedical Sciences. They work as leaders or as collaborators within national and international research groups, on areas such as physiopathological mechanisms for discovering therapeutic targets, markers, and diagnosis, trial-running new pharmaceuticals, and designing therapeutic devices among others. The findings of their discoveries are important outcomes which should be submitted for peer-reviewed and academic publication, patents or conference proceedings. This knowledge transference as well as all of their professional activities follows legal, ethical and official norms.

To be admitted into the Ph.D. and Master in Biomedical Sciences programs, applicants must meet the following requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Bioscience, Nutrition, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacy, Biology, Nursing, Chemistry, Physics, or related fields.

Comply with the comprehensive evaluation required in the admission process, through an interview conducted by the admissions committee of the graduate program. In addition, the following is necessary:

  • Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree Certificate, where the following information is indicated:
          a. The overall GPA.
          b. Completion date of all the subjects of the study plan.
  •  Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree.
  • Motivation letter or essay in which the candidate explains the reasons for his or her interest in the program, his or her potential contribution to it and the area in which he or she wishes to develop professionally with a research project.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation in the institutional format, from employers or professors.
  • Obtain at least 585 points in the adaptive version of the Postgraduate Studies Admission Test (PAEP) or its equivalent in other exams authorized by the Institution.
  • Obtain at least 550 points in the TOEFL exam or its equivalent in the other exams authorized by the Institution as an instrument for assessing the sufficiency of English language proficiency.

* The admission process may change without prior notice from the Admissions Committee

 ** Admission is the first step: then you can enroll in your graduate program of interest.


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4 years




At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the application of biomedical sciences and research methodologies on areas of physiopathological mechanisms for discovering therapeutic targets, markers, and diagnosis, trial-running new pharmaceuticals, and designing therapeutic devices.
  • Use research skills for validating experimental models in vivo that reproduce an approximation of the diseases under their study or in vitro.  
  • Design experiments from the identification of a problem to the interpretation of results.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing with their peers: mentors, research community, society and grant proposals.
  • Make decisions with scientific judgment and critical thinking in their practice as researchers following legal, ethical and government regulations.