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PhD Programs

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Tufts School of Medicine offers six PhD programs through Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).

In the Basic Science Division, GSBS offers PhD programs in: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology; Genetics; Immunology; Molecular Microbiology; and Neuroscience. The programs are designed to prepare students for research-focused careers in academic institutions of higher learning or in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. An integrated approach to the study of biomedical research problems is infused with strong discipline-based training in each of our five programs.

In the Clinical Research Division, GSBS offers a PhD through the Clinical and Translational Science training program, which is designed for students who seek to affect the translation of research into improved clinical care and public health. Most students who enroll in this program are physicians or other health care professionals who have already obtained an advanced degree. The additional training provided by a PhD in Clinical and Translational Science positions these individuals for academic careers focused on patient-centered research.

Learn more about the PhD programs offered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.