The David Rockefeller Graduate Program


I'm in a very particular field, and though there is an incredible diversity of people and fields at Rockefeller, you never feel like you're lost in a crowd. There are many opportunities to get to know people in other fields and not only learn from them but even contribute to their work in return. The collaborative spirit is alive and well here."


  • The online application for the David Rockefeller Graduate Program is now available. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2014.
  • GRE General Test scores are required. Our institution code is 2761.

The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry and biophysics. The university's Ph.D. program offers rigorous training in the biomedical and physical sciences and close mentoring by faculty. Rockefeller also offers one of the nation's top M.D./Ph.D. programs with neighboring Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University. The graduate program is flexible and individualized depending on a student's needs, and provides full financial support, housing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and outstanding opportunities for intellectual growth.

Founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1901 as the nation's first institute for medical research, the university has a laboratory-based structure that encourages interdisciplinary research. This innovative, collaborative approach has been an unparalleled success, contributing to 24 Nobel Prizes—including prizes to Professors Günter Blobel, 1999, Paul Greengard, 2000, Paul Nurse, 2001, Roderick MacKinnon, 2003, and the late Ralph Steinman, 2011.