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The Sackler School offers a range of graduate programs that provide advanced training in biomedical sciences and prepare students to become leaders in the academic sector, the biotechnology industry or in other areas related to biomedical research.

PhD Programs

The Basic Science Division of the Sackler School offers five PhD programs: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology; Genetics; Immunology; Molecular Microbiology; and Neuroscience.  We welcome applications from US citizens, US permanent residents, and non-US citizens. Students who wish to pursue a PhD at the Sackler School must complete a bachelor’s degree program preferably in the sciences before beginning graduate school.

Basic science PhD Programs info

Clinical & Translational Science MS and PhD Program

The Clinical Research Division of the Sackler School offers MS and PhD degrees. Applicants to these programs are usually physicians, or other doctorally prepared individuals in the medical field.

Clinical & Translational Research Programs  info

MD/PhD Program

The Sackler School, in conjunction with the Tufts University School of Medicine, offers a combined MD/PhD degree program. The MD/PhD is designed for students who want to pursue careers as physician scientists.  To be eligible for this program, individuals must complete the course requisites, the MCAT, and fulfill technical standards required by the medical school. International students may apply to the MD/PhD program, but strong preference is given to US citizens and US permanent residents.

MD/PhD Program  info

DVM/PhD Program

The Sackler School, in partnership with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine provides an opportunity for a limited number of highly qualified students to pursue a combined DVM/PhD degree.  Interested applicants must apply separately to each program and meet the respective admission criteria of each school.

DVM/PhD Program  info

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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