SNIES: 54324 | Qualified Registration: Resolution 19837 of October 18, 2016

We train researchers with a level of excellence in the interdisciplinary field of health sciences to contribute to the analysis and resolution of research problems in biomedical sciences. Through an academic program designed for professionals in the area of health or biological sciences, interested in receiving high quality research training.

Developed for our students to generate knowledge based on evidence, in the field of health sciences, in the areas of deepening in pathology, tropical medicine, mental health, pharmaceutical bioprocesses and animal health and production, all these areas under the guidance Continue from your tutors.

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• Pathology: focused on the understanding of pathological processes to develop novel therapeutic strategies. We address topics such as immunomodulation, epigenetics, omic sciences and neurophysiology.
• Tropical Medicine: 
It includes the dynamics of dissemination of tropical diseases through the resolution and approach applied in the area of Tropical Medicine.
• Mental health:
In this area, research includes topics related to dual pathology, neurophysiology and neuropsychiatry.
• Animal Health and Production: Research in this area is aimed at strengthening the “One health” approach in order to comprehensively address aspects related to animal health and its link with man.
• Pharmaceutical Bioprocesses:
The demand for high quality products for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industry and the strong inclusion of materials of natural origin, have boosted the use of biotechnology as a source of high value products in these industrial sectors.

To register you must complete the following formats:
Resume and Research proposal.

Registrations: 20-11-2020
First group interview date: del 07 al 11 de septiembre de 2020
Publication of results first group: 18 de septiembre de 2020
Date of second group interview: del 23 al 27 de noviembre de 2020
Publication of results second group:
30 de noviembre de 2020
Tuition payment:
 hasta el 15 de diciembre de 2020 en pago ordinario
Start date of classes: 01 de febrero de 2021
Registration PIN Cost: $163.000 COP
Total cost per semester: $12.990.000 COP

Director of the Graduate School
Angela María Segura Cardona
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1408

Coordinator of the Doctorate in Health Sciences
Piedad Agudelo Flórez
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1263

Graduate School
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1745

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Our program is aimed at professionals who are part of the health sector, among others.

Why choose
this program?

We have professional experience in our programs. Know the advantages of studying with us.


Our doctors have the skills to guarantee the quality and efficiency of health services.

Our professionals belong to the areas of health or biological sciences, with experience in research activities and graduates of approved or validated programs (foreign students) by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia.

Our professionals are recognized for their work in the different fields of action in the areas of health, for their integrity, ethics and professionalism.

Our graduates are high level experts in their professional field, able to manage information and propose research based on health problems, both in the national and international context, with research and teaching projection in the areas of health sciences.


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process at our University.


The University has different research groups to strengthen the knowledge of our professionals.

and scholarships

At the University we offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

You must pass all the subjects of the curriculum and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee. In addition, it requires:

1. Have submitted the current evidence that the State determines as mandatory.
2. Present certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.

3. The payment of the rights of degree, established in the pecuniary rights.
4. Have passed the degree or research work.
5. Peace and safety with the University for every concept.

We have the support of our research groups in Basic Sciences, Tropical Medicine, Mental Health, INCA-CES group, Biomedical Engineering and Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

For financing we have agreements with:
Banco de Bogotá
Fondo Sapiencia
Banco Pichincha

Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
Fondo Nacional del Ahorro (FNA)
Helm Bank

Our teachers

Exchange from another university

You chose us for your exchange, find out about the process and the requirements to be met. More

Exchange to
another university

Live the experience of expanding your knowledge in Colombia or the world. More


We open the doors to complement your academic training with us. More

and innovation

We promote activities that impact and project scientific, social and environmental aspects. More

and simulation

We take theoretical activities to scenarios that resemble real places and situations. More

Fields of practice
(Own and in agreement)

We leave the classroom to put into practice our knowledge in real life. More


We offer spaces and programs for the personal and collective development of the CES community. More

Legal information of the program

Program Name:
Doctorate of Health Sciences

Graduate School

Program mode:
Face to face

SNIES code:

Type of program:

Qualified Registration:
Resolution 19837 of October 18, 2016


Title awarded:
Doctor of Health Sciences

4 years (8 semesters)

Total cost per semester:
$12.990.000 COP

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