All MCDB department faculty are affiliated with UCLA's interdepartmental Graduate Programs in Bioscience. This consortium consists of 10 home areas, including Cell and Developmental Biology, Gene Regulation, Bioinformatics and Neuroscience. To learn more about this program and apply visit the Graduate Programs in Bioscience website.

MCDB faculty also train graduate students through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) program. The MSTP program is for those seeking a joint M.D/Ph.D degree and the STAR prorgram is for M.D.'s seeking a Ph.D. degree.