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Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences


Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences / Graduate Program is located in Duarte, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cancer biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular biology and genetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Stem cell regulation by the microenvironment
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nanoparticle mediated twist1 silencing in metastatic cancer
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Germline epigenetic remodeling and endocrine disruptors
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Brain metastatic cancer
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Diabetes and pancreatic progenitor cell biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) RNA directed therapies for HIV-1
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and cellular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hematology and hematopoietic cell transplantation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Small RNA-induced transcriptional gene activation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) DNA repair and cancer biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hematology and immunology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Tumor biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Translational oncology and pharmaceutical sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cancer and stem cell metabolism
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cancer biology and developmental therapeutics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Inflammation and cancer
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Micrornas and gene regulation in cardiovascular disease
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mixed chimrism for reversal of autoimmunity
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neuro-oncology and stem cell biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chromosomal break repair

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams, two advanced courses


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 years of course work in chemistry (general and organic); 1 year of course work each in biochemistry, general biology, and general physics; 2 semesters of course work in mathematics; significant research laboratory experience

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 13.33%
Black or African American 2.67%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 13.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.67%
Two or more races 5.33%
Unknown Not Reported


Male (46%)
Female (53%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 70
Part-time - 0
Male (52)
Female (18)


Focus of faculty research: Cancer biology, diabetes, stem cell biology, neuroscience, immunology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1450 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA  91010
United States
Contact Dr. John J. Rossi
Phone: 877-715-GRAD
Fax: 626-471-3901