Scripps Research's doctoral program requires highly motivated individuals who thrive on challenges. There are no specific prerequisites; however, applicants should demonstrate good undergraduate training in the biomedical sciences or a related field and a strong commitment to research.

The program is bicoastal and applications are reviewed by an admissions committee composed of faculty from both the Florida and California locations. As a result, applicants may receive an offer of admission from one or both admissions committees. To be considered for admission, applicants must interview at the location from which they wish to gain admission. Admission standards are the same for both La Jolla, CA and Jupiter, FL, as well as the joint Skaggs-Oxford Program, and the Florida Atlantic University-Scripps Florida MD/PhD Program.

NOTE: The annual application deadline for the doctoral program is 11:59 p.m. PST, on December 1.

For more information on the KL2 Scholars Program in Mentored Translational Research, click here.

A wide range of perspectives and experiences is essential for educational and scientific excellence. Scripps Research strongly encourages applications from underrepresented and underserved students and does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, sex, citizenship or disability. For more details on how Scripps Research celebrates and promotes diverse backgrounds in our faculty, students and programs, click here.

Scripps Research and the University of Florida (UF), a top-10 public university, have reached an agreement regarding the Scripps Research campus in Jupiter, Florida (“Scripps Florida”), distinct from the California campus. The integration of Scripps Florida into the University of Florida’s academic health center, UF Health, took effect on 02 April 2022 and combines both organizations’ complementary strengths in biomedical research and education. All graduate students who choose to work with investigators in the Jupiter, Florida location ("UF Scripps Biomedical Research") will continue to be enrolled in and receive degrees from the Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences at Scripps Research, which will continue to oversee bicoastal coursework and research training throughout their doctoral studies.