Sackler Facts

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PhD degrees conferred since 1980: 823
MS degrees conferred since 1980: 229


2017-2018 Academic Year

Student/faculty ratio: ~1:1
Percentage of PhD students receiving a stipend: 94
Percentage of PhD students receiving tuition funding: 94
Number of Faculty: 206

Individual PhD applicants: 367
Individual MD/PhD applicants: 279
Individual MS applicants: 45
New students: 45
Total Sackler enrollment: 224
Age range of students: 20 to 43
Percentage of female students: 59
Number of states and US territories represented by students: 22
Percentage of international (non US citizen) students: 18
Number of home nations represented by students: 27
Mean undergraduate GPA: 3.4
Average GRE Verbal score for entering class: 155
Average GRE Quantitative score: 158
Average GRE Writing score: 3.8

Number of students per program:
Biochemistry: 10
Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology: 37
Cellular & Molecular Physiology: 4
Clinical & Translational Science: 16
Genetics: 27
Immunology: 22
Molecular Microbiology: 34
Neuroscience: 27
Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics: 12
Pharmacology & Drug Development: 25
MD/PhD Program: 40

Financing Your Education

Students in Garden

Basic Science Division students typically receive a full tuition scholarship, a stipend and health insurance throughout their time as Sackler students.
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Student Awards


Student awards recognize research achievement and celebrate the accomplishments of our students.
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Studying in Boston


The many academic institutions in Boston create a student-centered atmosphere.
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Chinatown Gate

Our Chinatown location adds a unique cultural atmosphere to our school and also provides great restaurants.
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Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research