Sackler Class

The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences provides an array of training opportunities for graduate students and  fellows.  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. Although Sackler School faculty are drawn primarily from the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine, biomedical researchers from other schools of Tufts University contribute to Sackler Programs.  Members of the Sackler faculty from the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition bring unique perspectives and opportunities to our trainees.

The Basic Science Division of the Sackler School offers PhD training in six different disciplines and is also home to a federally funded MD/PhD program.  The school also partners with Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to offer a DVM/PhD degree.  The Clinical Research Division of the Sackler School offers MS and PhD training and a certificate program in Clinical & Translational Science to physicians and others holding advanced health science degrees.  Students who are not enrolled in Sackler graduate programs may take courses as Non-matriculated or Special Students in either division of the School.

PhD Training info
MD/PhD Training info
DVM/PhD Training info

The Sackler School is also home to a summer research program for undergraduates and to a post-baccalaureate internship program.   Many of our faculty provide research experiences for medical students studying at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Visiting students can also be hosted by labs in the Sackler School and our laboratories provide training to Tufts undergraduates who are focusing on a career in science. 

Postbaccalaureate Information  info
Summer Research Information info
Postdoc Information 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

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Learn why our students chose Sackler and how they spend their spare time.
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Application for 2016 Admission


The deadline for PhD programs is December 15, 2015.