Sackler Class

The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences provides training through PhD and MS programs in biomedical science as well as a combined NIH-funded MD/PhD and a DVM/PhD program offered in collaboration with the Cummings School. Our programs are strongly grounded in the collegial and collaborative atmosphere that permeates our school and the Tufts University Health Science campus that is our home.

PhD Programs

PhD in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology  info
PhD in Genetics info
PhD in Immunology info
PhD in Molecular Microbiology info
PhD in Neuroscience info
PhD in Clinical & Translational Science info

Special PhD Tracks

Mammalian Genetics at JAX  info

Other Degree Programs

Combined MD/PhD Training info
DVM/PhD Training (in collaboration with the Cummings School) info

MS Programs

MS in Clinical & Translational Science info
MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development info

PREP, Summer Research and Postdoc Training

The Sackler School also offers NIH-funded summer research and post-baccalaureate internship programs.  

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) info
Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program info

Many postdoctoral trainees, including those in the IRACDA-funded Training in Education and Critical Teaching Skills (TEARCS), play a vital role in our research and education.

TEACRS IRADCA Postdoc Program  info
Information for Postdocs info

Women at Sackler


Sackler is committed to training both men and women for fulfilling careers; about 60% of our students are women.

Get to Know Our Students

Sackler students playing tug of war

Learn why our students chose Sackler and how they spend their spare time.
Faces of Sackler Students  weblink

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