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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

School Facts

Students in Class

PhD degrees conferred since 1980: 889
MS degrees conferred since 1980: 266

2019-2020 Academic Year

Student/faculty ratio: ~1:1
Percentage of PhD students receiving a stipend: 94
Percentage of PhD students receiving tuition funding: 94
Number of Faculty: 200

Individual PhD applicants: 379
Individual MD/PhD applicants: 363
Individual MS applicants: 46
New students: 50
Total GSBS enrollment: 209
Age range of students: 22 to 45
Percentage of female students: 59
Number of states and US territories represented by students: 23
Percentage of international (non US citizen) students: 24
Number of home nations represented by students: 26
Mean undergraduate GPA: 3.4
Average GRE Verbal score for entering class: 157
Average GRE Quantitative score: 156
Average GRE Writing score: 4

Number of students per program:

Biochemistry: 3
Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology: 33
Cellular & Molecular Physiology: 2
Clinical & Translational Science: 22
Genetics: 27
Immunology: 22
Molecular Microbiology: 42
Neuroscience: 26 Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics: 7
Pharmacology & Drug Development: 26
MD/PhD Program: 40

Students in Class

2019 Entering Class

This year, 50 new students, selected from over over 750 applicants, joined our school.

Student working in the lab

Women at GSBS

GSBS is committed to training both men and women for fulfilling careers; about 60% of our students are women.