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SUMS Ph.D. Programs


SUMS Ph.D. Programs




Ph.D. program is designed for graduates who have completed an education level equal to a master's degree and plan to enhance their academic life. SUMS offers Ph.D. programs in various fields. This program takes about 4 to 5 years to complete. Applicants should refer to the Admissions and Financial Aid for more information on the application process, requirements, and financial matters. The following table features the Ph.D. programs presented at SUMS:



Ph.D. Programs at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Schools' Ph.D. Programs


Ph.D. Program Length of Training
School of Medicine

Anatomical Sciences


Clinical Biochemistry

Medical Bacteriology

Medical Ethics

Medical Immunology

Medical Parasitology

Medical Physiology


Iranian Traditional Medicine 

4.5-6 Years
School of Dentistry Dental Public Health (DPH)
School of Pharmacy

Medicinal Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology




Traditional Pharmacy 

School of Nursing


School of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Nutritional Sciences (Clinical Nutrition)

School of Rehabilitation 

Physical Therapy(Physiotherapy)

School of Management and Medical Informatics

Health in Emergencies and Disasters

Health Information Management

Health Services Management

School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies 

Applied Cell Sciences

Medical Biotechnology

Molecular Medicine


Reproductive Biology

Tissue Engineering

School of Health 


Environmental Health Engineering


Occupational Health Engineering

Health Education and Health Promotion

SUMS' Research Centers' Ph.D. Programs

Research Centers Ph.D. Program

Length of Training

Institute for Cancer Research Medical Immunology (Research-based) 4.5-6 Years
Education Development Center

Medical Education (Research-based)

Research Center for Health Sciences (RCHS)

Ergonomics (Research-based)

Medical Entomology and Vector Control (Research-based)

Health Policy Research Center

Health Policy (Research-based)

Biostatistics (Research-based)

Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (Research-based)

 Nanobiology and Nanomedicine Research Center (NNRC)

Medical Nanotechnology (Research-based)

Medical Parasitology (Research-based)

Allergy Research Center 

Medical Immunology (Research-based)

Infertility Research Center

Medical Immunology (Research-based)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research Center

Clinical Biochemistry (Research-based)

Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center 

Pharmacoeconommics and Pharmaceutical Management (Research-based)

Medical Nanotechnology (Research-based)

Toxicology (Research-based)

Anesthesiology and Critical Care Research Center

Social Welfare and Health (Research-based)

Nephro-Urology Research Center

Medical Virology (Research-based)

Social Welfare and Health (Research-based)

Physiology (Research-based)

Transplant Research Center (STRC)

Medical Virology (Research-based)

Medical Immunology (Research-based)

Molecular Medicine (Research-based)

Hematology Research Center

Hematology and Transfusion Sciences (Research-based)

 Neuroscience Research Center (SNRC)

Neurosciences (Research-based)

Medicinal & Natural Product Chemistry Research Center (MNCRC)

Pharmacology (Research-based)

Pharmacognosy (Research-based)

Clinical Education Research Center (CERC) Medical Education (Research-based)
Diagnostic Laboratory Sciences and Technology Research Center

Medical Parasitology (Research-based)

Clinical Biochemistry (Research-based)

Research Center for Traditional Medicine and History of Medicine Iranian Traditional Medicine (Research-based)
Clinical Neurology Research Center

Neurosciences (Research-based)

Medical Mycology (Research-based)

Autoimmune Diseases Research Center

Medical Immunology (Research-based)


The following list provides detailed information on SUMS Ph.D. Programs:


Ph.D. |  Anatomical Sciences | About this program | Apply now...
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Ph.D. |  Biostatistics | About this program | Apply now...
Biostatistics (or biometry) is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology. The science of biostatistics encompasses the design of biological experiments, especially in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and fishery; the collection, summarization, and analysis of data from those experiments; and the interpretation of, and inference from, the results. A major branch of this is medical biostatistics, which is exclusively concern
Ph.D. |  Medical Bacteriology | About this program | Apply now...
The study of bacteria that cause human disease. The field encompasses the detection and identification of bacterial pathogens, determination of the sensitivity and mechanisms of resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, the mechanisms of virulence, and some aspects of immunity to infection.
Ph.D. |  Clinical Biochemistry | About this program | Apply now...
Ph.D. program in Clinical Biochemistry is the highest academic credential, which leads to a Ph.D. degree in the Clinical Biochemistry, and comprises a coordinated set of educational, research, practical, and social service activities.
Ph.D. |  Medical Ethics | About this program | Apply now...
Medical Ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine. As a scholarly discipline, medical ethics encompasses its practical application in clinical settings as well as work on its history, philosophy, and sociology.
Ph.D. |  Medical Immunology | About this program | Apply now...
Immunology is a branch of biomedical science that covers the study of immune systems in all organisms.
Ph.D. |  Medical Parasitology | About this program | Apply now...
One of the largest fields in parasitology, medical parasitology is the subject which deals with the parasites that infect humans, the diseases caused by them, clinical picture and the response generated by humans against them. It is also concerned with the various methods of their diagnosis, treatment and finally their prevention & control.
Ph.D. |  Medical Physiology | About this program | Apply now...
Physiology is the scientific study of the normal function in living systems. A sub-discipline of biology, its focus is in how organisms, organ systems, organs, cells, and biomolecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a living system.
Ph.D. |  Pharmacology | About this program | Apply now...
Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action. More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals.
Ph.D. |  Traditional Medicine | About this program | Apply now...
Traditional Medicine comprises knowledge systems that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine. traditional medicine is "the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and menta
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