Degree Programs

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Basic Science Division

The Basic Science Division of the Sackler School offers PhD degrees in five disciplines: Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Genetics; Immunology; Molecular Microbiology; and Neuroscience.  These programs do not have formal MS programs. An MS Program in Pharmacology and Drug Development is also offered.

Clinical Research Division

The Clinical Research Division offers a PhD program in Clinical Research.  Students enter the PhD in Clinical and Translational Science after taking courses in the MS program and passing a qualifying examination.

Degree Programs with Professional Schools

The Basic Science Division partners with Tufts University School of Medicine to host a combined MD/PhD program. Sackler partners with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to host a joint DVM/PhD program.  In both of these programs, trainees complete professional school training in the medical or veterinary school and conduct PhD research with members of the Sackler faculty.

Alumni Pursue Many Careers

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Sackler prepares students for careers in academia, the biotechnology industry and a wide range of other options.

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