Clusters and Departments


Biological Sciences Division

The BSD arranges programs in clusters with high levels of overlapping work.

Biomedical Sciences

  • Cancer Biology (CCB)
  • Immunology (COI)
  • Microbiology (COM)
  • Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition (CMMN)

Darwinian Sciences

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Integrative Biology

Molecular Biology

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (BMB)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB)
  • Developmental, Regeneration, and Stem Cell Biology (DRSB)
  • Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology (GGSB)
  • Human Genetics (HG)


  • Computational Neuroscience (CNS)
  • Neurobiology (CON)

Independent (non-cluster) programs

  • Biophysics
  • Interdisciplinary MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
  • Medical Physics
  • Public Health Sciences


Physical Sciences Division

The PSD arranges programs into departments without clusters.

  • Astrophysics and Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Geophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Computational and Applied Math
  • Statistics

Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

PME currently offers two PhD degrees

  • Molecular Engineering with a focus on
    • Materials systems engineering
    • Immunoengineering
    • Quantum engineering
  • Quantum Science and Engineering

Social Sciences Division

  • Psychology

Feel free to reach out to the cluster/department representatives at the Leadership page for more information!