Program Statistics


To help applicants and others interested in the Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology program, we provide information on the outcomes of trainees who have enrolled in our program.

The information below is based on students who matriculated into the PhD program from 2000 to the present.

Information on the careers pursued by our alumni can be found here 

 Completion Information for CMDB PhD Trainees Entering 2000-present
  Number Percent
Trainees Entering
Trainees Obtaining PhD
Trainees Obtaining MS
Trainees Obtaining Any Degree 55 93.2
Trainees Withdrawing with No Degree
4 6.8
Trainees Still Enrolled* 30  
Average Years to PhD

*These individuals entered training in 2011 or thereafter and are still pursuing their training.

Contact information









Ira Herman, PhD
Program Director

Administrative Office
Stearns 514
Phone: 617-636-6836
Fax: 617-636-2990

Health Science Campus

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The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.

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